Dr. Fred Brill, Superintendent
Small Learning Communities in San Lorenzo High Schools
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The San Lorenzo Unified School District teachers and staff will collaborate with families and the community to cultivate safe learning environments and ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students
Students will become creative, collaborative, compassionate, resilient, well-informed and socially responsible advocates for equity and social justice as a result of their education, experience and support from educators, families and the community.
Newsletter from Superintendent Brill
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year. I’m happy to report that our teachers and support staff are working with great passion to ensure all students are receiving an educational program of the highest quality. Our primary goal is to prepare all students for success in college and career, but we cannot do it alone. Research shows that when parents and families are involved in school and district activities, their students perform at much higher levels.
I wish you all a positive and productive school year (A special thanks to State Superintendent Tom Torlakson for providing a template of these helpful tips).
On January 9th, over 100 SLZUSD directors, administrators, teachers, and community partners started the new year by learning more about Restorative Practices (RP). The aim of Restorative Practices is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by building relationships and repairing harm. To learn more, click here. Led by Amos Clifford of The Center of Restorative Process, this day was a unique and powerful experience. Sitting together in a large circle, participants actively participated in a variety of restorative exercises including an appreciative inquiry where volunteers used a structured process to publicly thank and appreciate someone else in the group. The tone of the day was overwhelmingly positive and created a feeling of care and closeness that will in turn radiate out and impact our larger school community. Here is what people are saying about the day:
“I thought the last training we had was the best ever. We used to use classroom circles years ago and this will help us to start them again.”
“This is exactly where we should be spending more professional development time with teachers and staff.”
“The day helped me form a closer tie with my administrator and colleagues.”
“I now have a powerful tool to use in the classroom to resolve conflicts at the classroom level, build community, and share positive feelings about one another.”
Visit http://www.centerforrestorativeprocess.com/ to download a free Restorative Circles curriculum guide.
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