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Workshop 5 [clear filter]
Saturday, April 18

10:40am EDT

I Define ME not Girl Drama!-Culturally Relevant Strategies
How does a girl Define her voice when Girl Drama is Real! Girl friendships are intense and all-encompassing from early elementary years on; but cliques, bullying, power struggles and an intense desire to belong create a ripe field for relational aggression. Literature reminds us that a girl’s “key support system is – her tribe – which consists of peers who are also as reactive and erratic as they will ever be. (She) works hard every day to harness powerful and unpredictable emotions so that she can get on with doing everything else she means to do.

 In this session,  we will discuss the impact of social aggression and the factors that motivate relational aggression. We will share tools to develop a trauma-free space to promote girls  to define their voices, harness positive power, increasing emotional intelligence, and develop literacy skills through a culturally relevant model to increase girl empowerment. 

We will offer tools to implement strategies promoting SEL, restorative justice practices that strengthen and promote resiliency in girls will be explored. You will discover tools for promoting pro-social behaviors like kindness, sharing and empathy in girls K-12, while improving their attitude toward school and reducing depression.

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Tracie Berry-McGhee & Kiana McKinney

Speaker, Counselor, Author, Executive Director, SistaKeeper Empowerment Center
Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., LPC is the Founder of the SistaKeeper Empowerment Center, founded in STL. Mo. in 2002, in her Ferguson/Florissant School District. A Licensed Therapist, Mentor, National Motivational speaker. As a Psycho-Therapist, she has created research- based SEL curricula... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 10:40am - 11:30am EDT
Room #2

10:40am EDT

Restorative Discipline Practices
This workshop will support the culture of the school by fostering effective communication and relationship building for all members of the school family. Restorative Discipline in schools create opportunities for adults and students to respond to conflict in a healthy manner. This interactive session will provide educators with effective strategies to build caring relationships through shared values and intentionality  to improve student achievement, as well as provide educators with the tools to build, maintain and repair relationships that have been harmed. Participants will receive  vital handouts on Restorative Discipline Practices, the different types of restorative circles, completed sample lesson plans, a blank lesson plan template and a list of websites for additional resources to implement restorative discipline in your school and district.

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Nicole Myers Gardere

Assistant Principal
My name is Nicola Myers Gardere, I am an Assistant Principal, Trainer of Trainers for Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas, International guest speaker and a scholar. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services management, A masters in Curriculum and Instruction/English... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 10:40am - 11:30am EDT
Room #3

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