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Two experienced educators and Restorative Practices experts discuss Restorative Practices. They delve into a practitioner discussion about the role of Restorative Practices in international school, exploring the relationship between RP and ‘consequences’ that can arise when implementing all things restorative.
The fireside chat was hosted by:
- Alistair Goold, Founder of Restorative360 and High School IBDP Teacher at the International School of Kenya
Alistair is the founder of Restorative360 and is a passionate advocate for Restorative Practices in Education. A graduate of both Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities, Alistair is in his eighteenth year of teaching and his third year at the International School of Kenya, where he teaches Social Sciences, IB Global Politics and Theory of Knowledge, as well as being a Grade Level Leader. Prior to that he taught History and was ToK coordinator for nine years at the British International School of Jeddah.
Before entering Education, Alistair spent several years as a youth worker in inner city Glasgow, working in various urban priority areas, where he adopted and developed restorative approaches. He is scheduled to complete his MSc in Restorative Practices in Oct 2023. Alistair offers a variety of workshops to international schools seeking to embrace Restorative Practices, ranging from a 2 hour taster session to a 3 day deep dive.
- Ruth Jones, High School Learning Support Teacher at the International School of Kenya
Ruth Jones is a High School Learning Support Teacher at the International School of Kenya, where she has been teaching for the last twelve years. She has been lucky enough to enjoy several roles there, from teaching IB French and Spanish to Middle School Learning Support, as well as Grade Level Leader for several different grade levels. Prior to this, she taught French and Spanish in Chennai, India, and at a boarding school in the UK.
She is passionate about student wellbeing and is a trained yoga and mindfulness teacher. Ruth is an advocate for Restorative Practices in Education and has attended several of Alistair’s workshops and sessions.