I'm Laura Mooiman
And if you have landed on my site, you are probably an educator and you are interested in making your school a safe, positive and restorative place for you and your students!
On my site you will find resources, professional development, and action steps necessary to build the safe, positive, and restorative school you want and your students need.
For over 25 years as a school social worker turned district administrator, I struggled to find solutions to bullying, punitive and disproportional discipline, student mental health issues and teacher stress. After years of wrangling various initiatives, I finally cracked the code.
My unique approach created the school transformations that I was seeking, and not just one school at a time, but all 30 of our schools received national recognition:
75% reduction in suspensions
99% reduction in expulsions
99%tile for School Climate in the state (California Healthy Kids Survey).
My tried-and-true framework blends PBIS, Restorative Practices, and MTSS seamlessly into a simple 5-step roadmap that cuts down on problem behavior, boosts school climate, and increases the well-being of both teachers and students. No more stumbling in the dark or feeling overwhelmed about where to begin – I've got you covered.
Want to find out how to transform your school?
First Day of School Circle
On the first day of school it's a great idea to introduce the idea of circles by first letting students experience one with low to medium risk questions that are focused on school. Without going into too much explanation, use this circle script to begin to gain familiarity with the circle structure and get to know each other better!
Greeting Students At the Door || Is it worth the extra time?
Greeting students at the door might just be worth a few extra minutes of your day and can be done with minimal effort on your part.
How to tame a chaotic cafeteria || Do's and don'ts for managing lunchroom behavior
Have you ever been in an uproarious, ear splitting cafeteria with clanging and shrieking echoing from every shiny surface? Here are 7 simple suggestions to make the cafeteria or outdoor eating area better for both kids and adults!