Restorative Educators: We want to learn from you!
Teachers Unite is co-hosting a series of online focus group discussions as a part of a participatory action research (PAR) project, “On Our Terms: Students, Educators, and Parents Take Back the Conversation on School Safety and Accountability.” We’re kicking off next Monday, 10/19, starting with discussions for educators and other school staff with experience in schools using restorative and transformative justice and you can sign up here (if you are a young person or parent, stay tuned!).
Designed by a collective of over 30 youth, educator, and parent researchers, this PAR project is exploring how the real experts — students, educators, and parents engaged in restorative justice in schools — think about school safety, culture, and community accountability. Developed with the support of TU, Dignity in Schools – New York, the Restorative Justice Initiative and the Public Science Project, On Our Terms wants to move the conversation about restorative justice beyondthe goal of decreased suspensions and increased trainings, to dig deep into what makes genuinely restorative school cultures. This project is rooted in the beliefs that we are all experts on our own lives and we should have a say in guiding the research and policy that directly impacts us. (Click here to read more about On Our Terms and PAR.)
Are you an educator or other staff who has experience working in a school that uses restorative or transformative justice approaches? Our team wants to learn from YOU! Join us for a online focus group discussion on:
- Monday, October 19, 4-5:30pm
- Tuesday, October 20, 4-5:30pm
- Tuesday, October 27, 4-5:30pm
- *Monday, October 26, 4-5:30pm (*tentative, back-up date)
You can learn more about the focus groups and sign-up by completing a brief survey HERE. You’ll be reimbursed $20 for your time.
Are you a young person or parent with experience in restorative schools who wants to participate? Stay tuned for youth and parent discussions coming up later this fall, and sign up here to be the first to know.
Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions!