Monday, September 18, 2023 5:30pm to 6:30pm
About this Event
The Community and Educational Well-being Research Center (CEWRC) invites you to the 2023-2024 Speaker Series kicking off this fall with its first installment titled, Creating Connected Communities through Restorative Practice.
Ben Lester, Ph.D.
Director, Restorative Community Schools and Lead Consultant
Monday, September 18, 2023
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
RSVP by Friday, September 15, 2023
Creating Connected Communities through Restorative Practices
The current generation of K-12 students are living through a time of unprecedented disruption and change to the child/adolescent developmental experience. This disruption is a result of a variety of factors primarily driven by technological advancements and the COVID-19 global pandemic. Many students have an unreconciled feeling of isolation and discontent often manifested as maladaptive or detrimental. As a result, these feelings have resulted in students lacking a sense of belonging and connection. Ostracism and isolation are something we can strategically and purposefully counteract through a restorative practices mindset and approach. This talk will focus on how restorative practices put respect, relationships, responsibility, repair, and reintegration at the center of developing an engaged and empathetic connected community.
Over the past 20-plus years, Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Lester has been a teacher, professor, administrator, and an educational coach utilizing restorative practices. He currently serves as the director of Restorative Community Schools and as a restorative coach/consultant with Highfive.
For more information, visit CEWRC.
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Meeting ID: 975 2064 7887