Rick Phillips, Founder of Community Matters is joined by Keith Hickman, International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Executive Director of Collective Impact to provide a roadmap for building and implementing a best practices “30 Day SEL Plan”, a common sense approach that promotes connection as the most effective value and behavior for meeting the needs of students and staff as schools re-open.
Social-emotional learning is not in competition with academics – in fact, it is integral to academic success.
By making social-emotional learning a top priority, and having a well-developed SEL plan, students can emerge from this pandemic with greater resiliency, secure in the knowledge that they have adult allies at school who are there to assist them.
CM Restorative Practices Trainer Paul Osincup provides an overview on Restorative Practices (RP). Paul discusses how he came to adopt RP as a viable alternative to traditional disciplinary methods, beginning with his years of working with youth as a college administrator.
CM Founder Rick Phillips and LeeAnn Lichnovsky discuss how empowering students to find their voice improves school climate.