Dec 9, 2015
Elizabeth Pittman, a chemistry teacher at Spruce High School, was driving in her car and listening to NPR when she heard a story about a restorative discipline pilot program being implemented in New Zealand public schools. Pittman was intrigued by the story on the pilot program, which rethinks how teachers and administrators discipline students. She ended up applying and receiving a Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Award to travel to New Zealand to study the pilot program in person. In today’s episode of Ed Talk with Dr. Bob Bravo, Pittman talks with the Dallas ISD Chief of School Leadership about the process of applying for a Fulbright, why she is interested in learning about restorative discipline in New Zealand, and what she hopes to bring back to Dallas ISD from the experience.