Busting Two Myths About Restorative Practices

Jeffrey AustinAdministration, Blog, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning

In this Post : Myth #1: Restorative Practices Take Away from Academics The circle, sometimes known as a class meeting, maybe the most well-known restorative practice, can be implemented quickly and used proactively to build the people-first classroom culture Myth #2: Implementing Restorative Practices is Overwhelming Starting small, revising and improving my skills, and generating success with students provided me … Read More

64: We all have to shine. – Jeffrey Austin shares why he had to completely ditch everything he was doing, how powerful really meaningful, personalized, timely feedback can be to a student, and why we all need to shine.

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Listen to episode 64 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast with Jeffrey Austin.

World Humanities teach, Writing Center Director, and English Department Chair, Jeffrey Austin, chats with us about getting students passionate about reading and writing, building the Skyline Writing Center, and why equity and inclusion are his biggest priority. Jeffrey shares why he had to completely ditch everything he was doing, how powerful really meaningful, personalized, timely feedback can be to a … Read More

Three Steps to Help Students Build Reading and Writing Lives

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3 Steps to Help Students Build Reading and Writing Lives

Are your students reading and writing just for compliance? In This Post: Too many students read and write simply because the rules say they have to. This should change. We need to transform schools: From students following rules that benefit adults, to students pursuing readerly and writerly lives. We need to create a space for open dialogue with our students. … Read More

Humanizing School: 3 Ways to Make Students Feel Valid and Valued

Jeffrey AustinAdministration, Blog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation

HUMANIZING SCHOOL - Jeffrey Austin

We can try to humanize school with help from students. Students provided feedback through student-centered discussions on humanizing schools. Students were more interested in foundational changes than they were in educational technology or systems. The 3 major categories students’ responses fall into are trusting students, valuing their knowledge, and providing meaningful feedback. Recently, in a training with a local non-profit, … Read More