Educators: We are continuing our tips and tricks series on restorative hacks for educational settings! Let us know which of these you like or if you need more information! We'd love to chat with you about the specific needs of your setting.
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We love the quotes and murals that are up in Northeast Middle School! We also love working with students as restorative justice coordinators! Thanks for having us, NEMS!
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REFRAME: How is this challenge going for you? Are you noticing language you use that is more or less violent? What violent language has been normalized in your vocab?
Let us know in the comments below!
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This week, we are excited to feature our own Joanie Levenson. Joanie is our administrative coordinator, as well as a restorative justice facilitator. She has been working with CCR for 4 years and does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work to help keep everyone supplied, with the right number of copies and compensated! We are very grateful for all that she does that others don't see!
Joanie is originally from Chicago, but has called Kansas City home for quite some time.
Joanie says this about her work with CCR, "I have never worked for an organization before that so thoroughly tries to live in integrity with what it is teaching. The staff here doesn’t just teach restorative ways of addressing the conflicts that arise in everyday life; they all do their best to practice restorative principles daily in their interactions with one another and with clients. It’s an honor (and an ongoing education) to work with so many great examples of what being a respectful human looks like. "
When she's not at work, Joanie can be found singing (by herself or with others), playing the ukulele and guitar or taking vacations to participate in music camps.
On her bookshelf: Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together by Van Jones; Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver; We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
In her headphones: Pod Save America; On Being (Krista Tippett)
We are escatic and amazed by the support and phenomenal community CCR has! Thank you for supporting restorative justice and conflict resolution work here in KC!! Even if you're not here, donations are accepted anytime via our website!
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REFRAME: "Blow your mind." Challenge: Start using phrases that use unique words that help increase your vocabulary!
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So excited to be back at Smith Hale Middle School, starting conflict resolution workshops for all grades!!
Our Restorative Justice Coordination room at @GPA_KC is looking great! Excited to be working with students, teachers and staff on how to become a model restorative school and community in KC!
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REFRAME: Hit me up
Challenge: Come up with some creative new slang that doesn't reference violence and start using it with your friends
Let us know what you come up with in the comments below
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We have our staff meetings in circle at CCR. It's a great way to check in and also get up to date on all the projects we have going on!