Create Classroom and School Cultures That Work for All Kids Through Restorative Practices

Friday February 9, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 120

Suspension and expulsions are poor solutions to improve school climate and culture, as out of school behavioral consequences leave students who need the most support out of school, disconnected from academic and emotional supports, and with gaps in their learning. Cheyenne High School is the pilot school for restorative practices in the Clark County School District. Cheyenne implemented restorative practices to address social and emotional barriers that that impede equal educational outcomes for all students. As a result, suspensions and expulsions decreased, relationships between teachers and students improved, and Cheyenne’s Class of 2017 earned a graduation rate over 87%. This session will help participants implement restorative practices, improve school climate, and maintain continuous learning for all kids.

classroom leaders
at-risk populations, multiple tiered system of support