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Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset

Oct 7, 2021

Joshua Stamper, author of ASPIRE to Lead and host of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, joins me to talk about how we can use edtech to make managing restorative practice and PBIS more efficient, giving us more time to focus on the relationship piece.

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  • A Book for a Friend Contest!
  • Soapbox Moment: Jake’s Not Very Good at Chess
    • Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. - Plato
  • Today’s Guest: Joshua Stamper
  • Which of the following is less torturous?
  • Educational Duct Tape Question: "How can I manage restorative practice and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) in my school?"
    • PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
      • Documenting positive behaviors as well as poor decisions
      • Google Forms + Google Sheets
      • Assigning Detentions, ISS, OSS didn’t help, it worsened it.
      • 90% of kids do the right things but aren’t rewarded for it.
      • STRONG acronym
      • Draw winners daily, PTA prizes, incentives from local businesses
      • Educators look at data and analyze the next steps
    • Restorative Practice
      • Google Forms
      • Might lead to things like admin mediation to restore the relationship
      • Record mediation and other restorative steps in the Form
      • Oftentimes those students never participate in those same types of behaviors again
      • Push-in - someone covers class while teacher talks outside of room with student
      • Behavior is a form of language
      • Restorative circle - student helps decide how to make up for their poor choice
    • Recommendations to use Forms and Sheets in this way:
    • Form Ranger -
    • FormMule -
    • Save the Google Form link to device for quick access and submission
  • Celebration of the Adjacent Possible
  • Ways to Support the Show or Connect with Jake & other Duct Tapers!