“My teacher is racist!” Racial disparities in discipline are prevalent. Often, conflicts occur because teachers and students lack the opportunity to build trust and understanding in their relationship. The presenter will describe how a voluntary, 50-minute restorative teacher-student mediation promotes social skills and nurtures mutual respect. High school data show restorative mediation as highly effective in reducing disciplinary actions across demographics and improving school climate.
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