Thinking Out Loud

Restorative Practices In Education

I’ll be at Mouth Desert Island High School in Maine tomorrow giving a workshop to the faculty (about 70 educators).  We’ll be focusing on communication styles and conflict resolution to support their restorative practices initiative.  This is a very forward thinking school, looking beyond the traditional model of discipline, as they focus on building community, individual responsibility, and accountability.  I have a long history of working with this organization and admire their high standards and humanistic approach to education.



Leaders and teams are constantly challenged by clients, customers, and themselves to think from several different angles:

  • Strategic
  • Creative
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative
  • Critical
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Design

Go to the dictionary, Google, or the gurus who stand as prime examples illustrating the desired thinking and you’ll likely be inspired to think differently—or think you should be. But what does it all mean? Are there some common denominators? Read More