Shaka Senghor will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming COURAGEOUS SCHOOLS CONFERENCE on May 17.
He is a writer, mentor and speaker who uses his personal story to inspire young people at high schools and universities across the nation.
Joseph, a 12th grader in Brooklyn, says Restorative Circles are "different":
Our aim is to “complicate students’ thinking” rather than feed them a simplistic line on a complex issue...
We encouraged students at our PAZ After-School Program in Brooklyn (grades 2-5) to write poems about their community, their dreams, what they love, what angers them, and other things they are passionate about. Here's a poem about love by Tannya, a 4th grader.
This year's Courageous Schools Conference is coming up!
In this activity students propose actions for addressing social injustices and look at ways that other young people have responded to injustice.
Here's a fun way to get students working and strategizing together. It's adapted from Adventures in Peacemaking, by William J. Kreidler.
Materials: 12 paper plates, carpet sections or place mats
On January 8, the US Departments of Education and Justice issued new guidelines aimed at reversing punitive discipline policies like "zero tolerance."