Mary Beth Brady

Thinking about our Country and our Students using Nathanson’s Compass of Shame:  A Restorative Practice

What happens when we are repeatedly told we don’t belong?  Donald Nathanson suggested we feel shame. He categorized human responses to shame as falling on a compass with the four cardinal directions of avoidance, withdrawal, anger towards self and anger towards others.  In this session, we will think about what routinely happens with our students — and what has been happening across our country in response to brutal police treatment of people of color.
Mary Beth Brady has worked with the Santa Fe Public Schools in Santa Fe for longer than she cares to admit. She founded the first district-wide Restorative Justice program and now works with the district’s team of Digital Learning Coaches.