TeacherGoal #19: Implement a Restorative and Social-Emotional Approach to School Discipline with Brad Weinstein

"Restorative practices is not the silver bullet to solving school discipline problems.


Brad Weinstein
TeacherGoals Founder & Co-Author of Hacking School Discipline

Have you ever wondered how to eliminate punishment and build a culture of responsible students and independent learners? In this week's episode, Brad Weinstein shares how schools can incorporate a restorative and social-emotional approach in the classroom to enhance communication and collaboration. He stresses why restorative practices are vital to change students' behaviors and transform them into productive citizens, accountable for their actions. Let's dive in! 

Brad founded TeacherGoals in 2014 as a way to give educators inspiration and laughter to help them find joy in their jobs. Brad is a co-author of the Washington Post bestseller Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice. Brad is passionate about fostering equitable teaching and learning practices that help all students succeed.

Want to work with Brad? Check out his professional development offerings by going to www.teachergoals.com/pd!

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3 TeacherGoal Tips

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Tip 1:

Consequences for kids' actions  need to be positive and meaningful to them

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Tip 2:
Make sure that your classroom culture is inclusive and representative of all students

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Tip 3:
Build relationships with your students and give them a voice in how they are disciplined

This Episode Features...

Brad Weinstein

Brad Weinstein founded TeacherGoals in 2014 as a way to give educators inspiration and laughter to help them find joy in their jobs. He is the primary content creator for TeacherGoals and oversees the strategic vision of the organization. Brad is a co-author of the Washington Post bestseller Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice and has been featured in numerous high-profile publications and podcasts. He is also a co-founder of BehaviorFlip, which is a software company that focuses on restorative practices in schools. Brad is passionate about fostering equitable teaching and learning practices that help all students succeed.

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 20-year educator and co-author of the Eva the Diva Girl rhyming picture book series written with her daughter, to empower young girls to build confidence and grow in self-love. She is also the founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she equips teachers with actionable tools and resources to start a profitable online business and build generational wealth without stress.

You can find her hanging out on Instagram @ericanterry_

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