We hear the word "restorative" in many educational spaces. Each time I hear it, it sounds and looks different. I cannot claim to be a restorative practices expert, but I can prove with evidence how I have messed some of them up.
I love writing, talking and tweeting about grades. To be more clear, I love talking about how not to give grades. Now before you read on, know that yes I do have to assign grades. I work in a public middle school, that is a part of a larger school district, that is a p...
I woke up on November 9th feeling heavy, wondering when and how to answer the questions of middle schoolers staring up at me that morning in science class. Maybe they would have questions? Maybe they wouldn’t? Maybe they hadn’t had a chance to process yet? Maybe they h...
Restorative Circles: Where I Messed Up and Why You Won't.
August 20, 2018
No more points or percentages.
March 5, 2018
"It is never too late to apologize, it is never too late to forgive"