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RESTORATIVE PRACTICES IN THE SCHOOLS:
What are We Restoring?
Coffee and networking 8:00 AM.
Program begins promptly at 8:30 AM.
You’ve heard of Restorative Justice, maybe Restorative Practices. Perhaps you know about or have even done this work in schools. Find out what’s behind this Department of Education mandate and what it is and what it isn’t. Explore the Tiers of Restorative Practices and how schools are moving from punishment models to effective accountability for students and others. Join expert, Tara Fishler, as she guides our tour of Restorative work in NY schools!
TARA FISHLER, Director of Learning and Development for Creative Response to Conflict (CRC), has taught conflict resolution to thousands of adults and students in schools and organizations. She founded Customized Training Solutions in 2003 and served as the Restorative Practices Coordinator for Lehman High School, through Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. She is a NYS Certified Trainer for Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), enabling her to train hundreds of educators to protect students against bullying. She is a facilitator, a strategic planning expert and a passionate defender of individuals with special needs. She has authored several articles about bullying, particularly as it pertains to special needs children. Tara is a former member of both the ACR and ACR-GNY Boards and the NYSDRA Board.
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