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About Dominique Smith, Ed.D.

Dominique Smith is the director of student services at Health Sciences High & Middle College, where he also serves as a culture builder and student advocate. He is also social worker, school administrator, mentor, national trainer for the International Institute on Restorative Practices, and member of ASCD's FIT Teaching® (Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching®) Cadre.

He is passionate about creating school cultures that honor students and build their confidence and competence. He is the winner of the National School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council.

Smith is the co-author of Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management and Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners. He holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California.

Show Highlights

  • Why we need to remove labels
  • Ways to change our current practices
  • Owning our bias
  • Addressing labels placed on students by administrators
  • What happens when you gather information on students from previous teachers?

Connect with Dominique

Removing Labels: 40 Techniques to Disrupt Negative Expectations About Students and Schools

Twitter: @domsmithrp

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