SE 3 EP 2: Incorporating SEL and Restorative Justice Into Your Professional Practice feat. Nathan Houston
School: After HoursSeptember 28, 2022x
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SE 3 EP 2: Incorporating SEL and Restorative Justice Into Your Professional Practice feat. Nathan Houston

In this episode, Nathan talks with us about his career path in Out-of-School-Time programming and how he was introduced to social emotional learning (SEL) and restorative justice. We also discuss:

  • the importance of building relationships with students to impact program culture
  • how to use SEL and restorative justice practices in your life to model for your students
  • how he came up with the idea for #iAmImpact
  • what healing circles are and the affect they've had on people in his training
  • and so much more


Guest Bio

Nathan is the Founder of #iAmImpact as well as the Director of Youth Development in charge of training and Program Engagement for Mentor CA. Nathan loves facilitating workshops to help individuals become better and believes in the power of connectedness.

Gallup Strengths are: 

Connectedness/Context/Strategic/Ideation Adaptability.

Nathan holds over 20 years of experience with Expanded Learning Programs that serves diverse communities in the Sacramento and California. Nathan possesses over 5 years of experience as previous Director of Professional Development at the Center for Fathers and Families. In addition, he worked on numerous committees with the California Afterschool Network and California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division to increase the quality of youth programs. He has conducted trainings and multiple workshops and seminars that have focused on teaching Expanded Learning Program Quality Standards, Restorative Justice, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the After-School Education & Safety (ASES) grant compliance to various organizations throughout California. 

“As a former Site Coordinator, I recognize the profound impact that after school programs had in on my life. I attribute much of my success to afterschool programs and staff. It is now my personal mission to bring positivity and optimism to all of my work spaces. As much as it's about me, it's not about me"– Nathan Houston 

Visit www.Nathanhouston.com for more information

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