Restorative Practices: An Equitable Approach for Creating a Connected School Community (DS001)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
2:20 PM–3:50 PM

  • CPD: 1.25
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify how the punitive discipline paradigm in schools has led to disproportionate discipline of students of color, expanding the school-to-prison pipeline, and understand how critical it is to support alternatives to suspensions;
  2. describe basic restorative concepts and how implementing restorative practices promotes respect for diversity and a safe and connected school climate; and
  3. develop language and practice to help other educators understand the benefits of implementing an equity-based approach of restorative practices within the school community.


This workshop provides foundational restorative concepts addressing the need to shift the punitive discipline model, which leads to disproportionality, to an equity-based approach. With a call for return to in-person instruction, educators must be ready to address the increased disparities and rebuild social ties affected by ongoing and amplified traumas. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.



Margaret A Sedor, PhD
Marisol Rerucha

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