Hacking School Discipline - Humanizing our Discipline with Restorative Practices
This session from the co-author of Hacking School Discipline - Nathan Maynard, will focus on setting the stage for creating a learning environment around belonging and restorative practices. Participants will be given strategies for how to look at behavior as a form of communication and focusing on building empathy among students. Also, understanding how restorative practices supports students through the discipline processes. The need for connection, belonging, and community has never been stronger. Yet schools often feel disconnected from their communities, which can lead to isolation and disconnection for students. How do we ensure that our students feel connected to their school community? In this session, participants will learn about ways to build relationships with students through intentional, proactive relationship-building tools. They will also explore ways that they can support students' social-emotional well-being.
Nathan Maynard is an educator, youth advocate, and national and international restorative practices trainer. He is a co-author of the Washington Post bestseller Hacking School Discipline. Nathan also is the Co-Founder and CEO of BehaviorFlip- first restorative support behavior support software for schools. He was awarded “Youth Worker of the Year” through his work supporting underserved and underprivileged youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Nathan studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Purdue University and has facilitated restorative practices successful implementation for over ten years in a wide range of educational settings. He is passionate about ending the school-to-prison pipeline crisis and closing the opportunity gap through implementing trauma-informed behavioral practices.