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How One School Is Curbing Violence by Focusing on Feelings
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

"...While Doherty is considered a veteran teacher, with nearly a decade at the school, restorative practices are still new to her. But she and her peers — who were all mandated to implement restorative circles this September as part of a school-wide effort — have been receiving extensive training since 2013, as one of 16 schools in the Positive Learning Collaborative (PLC), developed by the United Federation of Teachers with the Department of Education.

I saw students who were really aggressive become more loving and more welcoming,” said Doherty, who continues to see the positive effects after her students have moved to upper grades."

Article by Amy Zimmer published at dnainfo.com, November 4, 2016

Read the entire article here:

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161104/claremont-village/restorative-circle-discipline-nyc-schools-social-emotional-development

   
 
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