RESTORITIVE PRACTICES PLAYBOOK
Dominique Smith is a principal, social worker, mentor, and a national trainer on restorative practices. He is passionate about creating school cultures that honor students and build their confidence and competence. He is the winner of the National School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council. His major area of research and instruction focuses on restorative practices, classroom management, growth mindset, and the culture of achievement. tn addition to his school leadership responsibilities, Smith provides professional learning to K-12 teachers in groups large and small and on many topics that address classroom and school climate and organization. He is a regular presenter at many conferences for organizations around the world. He is the co-author of Better than Carrots and Sticks: Restorative practices for positive classroom management (ASCD), Removing Labels (Corwin), Building Equity (ASCD) and The Restorative Practices Playbook (Corwin) as well as articles for Principal Leadership and School Leadership. Smith earned his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a doctorate in educational leadership at San Diego State University.
RESTORITIVE PRACTICES PLAYBOOK (Dominique Smith)
In this session we will be having an open discussion of the philosophy and understanding of what restorative practices are. We will discuss how the power of relationships allows us to hold ourselves, students, colleagues and community accountable for their actions. We will continue to examine how the power of relationships help drive engagement and collaboration in our classrooms. In this session we will introduce the fundamentals of impromptu conversations and circles for all grade level teachers. We will focus on how to integrate these practices into the classroom as we work on building a restorative community.