Event Title

Teaching Through a Restorative Justice and Trauma-Informed Lens

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Ashley Bauer, Bluefield College

Date

April 2020

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The educational system in America is failing students. Failing them not in their academic studies per say, but rather failing to look at students as real human beings that suffer trauma and other outside forces that inhibit their education. Instead of teaching through a trauma-informed lens, teachers are being willingly ignorant to the pressure students face and failing to be the advocate they are supposed to be for them. Putting the practices of restorative justice, such as mindfulness and restorative circles, into play into the American classroom is a precursor to success. Restorative practices allow teachers to be advocates for their students and help their students to overcome the trauma they have experienced. Looking through education this way will dramatically change education in America. It is time for teachers to stop only teaching mathematics and not looking at their students as real humans. Teachers may not change the entire world by doing this in their classroom, but they will change the world of the student who receives their advocacy.

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This oral presentation is based on an individual research project.

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Teaching Through a Restorative Justice and Trauma-Informed Lens

The educational system in America is failing students. Failing them not in their academic studies per say, but rather failing to look at students as real human beings that suffer trauma and other outside forces that inhibit their education. Instead of teaching through a trauma-informed lens, teachers are being willingly ignorant to the pressure students face and failing to be the advocate they are supposed to be for them. Putting the practices of restorative justice, such as mindfulness and restorative circles, into play into the American classroom is a precursor to success. Restorative practices allow teachers to be advocates for their students and help their students to overcome the trauma they have experienced. Looking through education this way will dramatically change education in America. It is time for teachers to stop only teaching mathematics and not looking at their students as real humans. Teachers may not change the entire world by doing this in their classroom, but they will change the world of the student who receives their advocacy.