Latest Waymaking Episodes Focus on Restorative Justice, COVID-19 and the Leader In Me
The latest episodes of “Waymaking” feature discussions on three topics—restorative justice; the COVID-19 delta variant and fear; and the Leader In Me curriculum.
The shows are hosted by Christina Conolly, MCPS director of psychological services.
In the episode on restorative justice, Sean Kelly, assistant principal at Forest Oak Middle School, discusses restorative justice, a mindset and philosophy toward school climate and relationship-building in a system. Restorative justice allows students to actively engage and problem-solve physical, psychological, social and disciplinary issues that affect their lives and the community-at-large. Students take responsibility for their actions and work with those affected to restore the community and members who were harmed as a result of those actions.
In the show discussing the delta variant of COVID-19, Conolly is joined by Doug Hollis, executive director, Office of Finance and Operations, and Heather Dublinske, systemwide COVID-19 coordinator, to talk about the public fears of COVID-19 and the MCPS multi-layered response.
The show on Leader in Me welcomes April Longest, principal of Farmland Elementary School, and Darin Kenley, a client partner from Franklin Covey, to discuss the program, a comprehensive school improvement process for students in PreK through 12th grade.
There are more than 45 episodes on the “Waymaking” playlist. See the entire list here.