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Creating Restorative Schools: An Interview and Interactive Discussion with Martha Brown, PhD
What do School-Wide Restorative Practices look like in the real world?
Join us for an Interview and Q & A with Martha A. Brown! Submit your questions pre-session or ask them live!
HUMANIZING EDUCATION AND RECONNECTING PEOPLE: THE POTENTIAL OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN EDUCATION
Restorative Justice on The Rise and Living Justice Press are excited and pleased to invite you to this fabulous opportunity to hear from author, educator and RJE (Restorative Justice in Education) expert, Martha Brown, PhD. Her new book, Creating Restorative Schools: Setting Up Schools to Succeed (Living Justice Press), just launched in January and is a significant resource for educators, students, parents and community members who want to learn the nuts and bolts of RJE. In the book you hear from students, teachers and administrators in the Oakland Unified SD who shared their stories with Martha. Dr. Brown honors and cites the wisdom of many leaders and path-pavers in the field, including Nancy Riestenberg, Kay Pranis, Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Brenda Morrison, and more.
JOIN US--It's a free-of charge dialogue during the lunch hour/midday for many US residents--but you can join us from anywhere in the world by phone or by our webcast online. Spread the word!
ABOUT Martha A. Brown, PhD.:
Dr. Martha Brown is president of RJAE Consulting and holds a
Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction. She is Lead Instructor for
Simon Fraser University’s Restorative Justice Certificate
Program. Martha assists schools and school districts with
strategic planning, training, implementation and evaluation of
restorative justice initiatives, and has the knowledge and
experience to set schools up to succeed. Need a dynamic
and informative keynote speaker at your event or
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In Creating Restorative Schools, Martha Brown describes directly the challenges and benefits of moving the entire school staff towards a restorative culture. The process is not a straight line, and the side roads are many. The story of the two schools’ paths provides directions and cautions, essential insight for any educator working to implement Restorative Justice in Education principles and practices in their school.
-Nancy Riestenberg, Restorative Practices Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
Beginning with her courageous assertion, "There simply is no place for punishment in schools," Martha Brown provides a map for replacing punishment with restorative processes that are healing, produce lasting results, and are cost effective. She recognizes that RJ is not an easy fix, but she makes a compelling case for teaching our youth the values used in circle processes to resolve conflicts, because they strengthen the school community and will also serve them throughout life. This important contribution to Restorative Justice literature takes a conclusive stand for leaving zero tolerance in the dust bin of educational theory and, instead, investing our time, energy, and tax dollars in school-wide restorative practices.
-Sylvia Clute, President, Alliance for Unitive Justice
Deep relational ecologies are the heart of RJE. Within this deeply reflective ecology, Martha Brown maps out how we are all practitioners, researchers, trainers and theorists. To engage in this transformational journey at the core of educational praxis, we must learn and grow together. RJE is a journey, not a destination. Martha has gathered the wisdom of our times through engaging the voice of students, teachers, administrators, academics and practitioners. With this visionary map in hand, we are ready to take the next steps.
-Brenda Morrison, Author and Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University and Assistant Professor of Criminology, Simon Fraser University