Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices: Building a Culture of Equity, Connection, and Healing (Paperback)
In this book, Marisol Rerucha draws on Indigenous traditions, research-based frameworks, and the support of fellow educators and scholars in order to offer teachers and administrators vital tools for facing crises with compassion. In addition to Rerucha's revolutionary vision of education that is holistic, human centered, and brought to life through actionable and accessible techniques, Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices features contributions from Pedro Terrazas, on restorative practices in the classroom; Dr. Enjolie Lourdes Lafaurie, on active listening for educators; and Dr. Carolyn Gery on understanding how trauma impacts relationships. Both empowering and urgently necessary, Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices can help you to build an organization-wide culture of healing and well-being from the ground up.
"In this current era of racial reckoning in America, this work should be required reading for all who teach or plan to enter the teaching profession."-Nehemiah D. Frank, founder and editor in chief of the Black Wall Street Times
"Rerucha and her colleagues provide guidance for implementing this work with integrity and in alignment with the Indigenous traditions on which restorative practices are based. Their advice is simultaneously holistic and pragmatic."-John Krownapple, educator, consultant, and coauthor of Belonging through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation
"Marisol Rerucha masterfully weaves her personal journey with concrete strategies for implementing restorative practices in the classroom, school, or organization of any type... Rerucha challenges us to join her circle and then teaches us how to use authentic and sustainable practices that build durable change in our own communities."-Gini Pupo-Walker, state director for the Education Trust in Tennessee and school board member, Metro Nashville Public Schools