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Native America Calling: Native student discipline disparities
Monday, October 16, 2023

Can a different approach solve Native student discipline disparities?
More teachers and administrators are turning to trauma-informed practices in the classroom.

Among other things it prioritizes communication over discipline in certain circumstances, like when students experienced violence, a major accident, or some other significant event that might cause them to act out. It could be among the tools educators use to address the disproportionate percentage of Native American students who are suspended or expelled, which could affect their overall success at school.

Guests on Native America Calling
Tesia Zientek (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), board president for the National Indian Education Association

Jillene Joseph (A’aninin), executive director of the Native Wellness Institute

Shalene Joseph (A’aniiih and Koyukon Athabaskan), project coordinator and facilitator at the Native Wellness Institute

Star Weatherall (enrolled in The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) education coordinator for the Grand Ronde Head Start Preschool

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