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What We've Been Building

Thanks to a grant from Cotyledon Fund we've been able to produce some high-quality resources to build a better advisory, class culture, or full school community.  To be alerted when more free resources are available sign up below!

From the Starling Team:
Recommendations & Influences

Starling Collaborative Book Recommendation
Starling Collaborative Book Recommendation
Starling Collaborative Book Recommendation

Annie's Recommendations

  • My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

  • The Psychology of Emotion in restorative Practices" How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practices Work by Vernon C. Kelly, Jr. and Margaret Thorsborne

  • The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students by Daniel Rechstschaffen 

  • Circle in the Square: Building Community and Repairing Harm in School by Nancy Riestenberg 

  • The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom by Louis Cozolino, PhD



  • Social Neuroscience of Education by Louis Cozolino

  •  The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  • PODCAST: This Restorative Justice Life by Amplify.RJ

  • REPORT: A Generation Later: What We've Learned About Zero-Tolerance Policies by Vera Institute for Justice

  • Teaching Community by Bell Hooks 

  • WEBSITE: Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility 

Lisa's Recommendations

  • The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice by Fania Davis

  • Circle Forward: Building a Restorative School Community by Carolyn Boyes-Watson & Kay Pranis

  • Restorative Practices & Special Needs: A Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People by Nick Burnett & Margaret Thorsborne

  • Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools" A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities by Margaret Thorsborne & Peta Blood 

  • The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools: Games, Activities, and Simulations for Understanding Restorative Justice Practices by L. Pointer, K. McGoey & H. Farrar

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