Current Course Schedule

Restorative Practices in the Early Grades (grades 1-3)

Restorative practices hold great promise for shifting the power balance, structures, and approach of traditional classroom and disciplinary practice. At their core, restorative practices are equitable and explicitly anti-racist. They incorporate themes of social-emotional learning, racial and cultural equity, and relationship- and trust-building to promote healthier classrooms and schools. Restorative practices encourage us to engage in self-reflection, to participate on the same level as our students, and to actively question some of the assumptions many of us may hold. In this course, we will explore the foundational philosophy and values of restorative practices, familiarizing ourselves with common themes and practices as we adopt a restorative and transformative lens. Together we will engage with practical applications of restorative practices in the elementary classroom, trying them out together and reflecting on our experiences.
  • Focus On
    Grades K - 3
  • Category
    Childhood / Elementary School, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $425 12.0 CTLE or 1.2 CEU
    $1,710 1.0 Credits


Summer 2 2021

  • Section 01: August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
    • Ellen Ferrin
      Ellen Ferrin
      Ellen Ferrin, MSEd, MSW, is currently a Staff Developer at Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility where she facilitates trainings and coaches teachers in NYC public schools in restorative practices, racial equity, and social-emotional learning. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at Bank Street College, where she teaches Family, Child, and Teacher Interactions in Diverse and Inclusive Environments. Previously, she taught elementary school in integrated (ICT) settings at Bronx Community Charter School where she led the development of a touchstone 5th grade Civil Rights Era social studies curriculum. Ferrin earned an MSEd in Childhood general and Special Education from Bank Street College. She also holds an MSW in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work with a focus on families, youth, and children. Her BA in Sociology and Black Studies is from Amherst College.