Field Trip: English Learners & Restorative Dialogue

As the population of English learners grows across the country, Brazosport ISD in Texas is using restorative practices to support ELs’ growth in language, connect them to differing perspectives, and address behavioral issues.

In this interview with Grace Delgado, the Director of Language Acquisition and Lorin Furlow, the Director of Special Services, they dive into:

  • The concept of oracy
  • How restorative practices can be used to support language development and overcome behavior issues at the same time
  • What it has been like to break out of silos and bring two departments together to help students
  • Impact on school climate

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