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Three Streams of Student Support
Urban Prairie Waldorf School is committed to providing a safe environment for students to learn and grow into healthy and responsible citizens. The Three Streams of Student Support provide a structure for this environment and enable us to better assist students who are having difficulties educationally, socially, or behaviorally.
This work is based on Kim John Payne’s thoughts on student development and support and pulls heavily from the ideas of restorative justice and social-emotional intelligence. Urban Prairie began this work in March 2016 when Mr. Payne first visited our school to teach the teachers. We have an on-going relationship with Mr. Payne that includes annual visits and monthly calls to continue support our burgeoning program.
The three streams include Therapeutic and Educational Care, Social Inclusion, and Guidance & Discipline. The Social Inclusion Coordinator also works closely with the eighth grade students who form the Student Action Committee. These students assume a leadership role in our school, working with younger students as mediators, helpers, and mentors.