Dr. John Bailie

  • Assistant Professor and Director of Continuing Education
  • International Institute for Restorative Practices
  • Bethlehem, PA   
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Contact me for: Professional development, training and consultation and graduate education (master’s degrees and certificates) in restorative practices — building strong school communities and preventing and effectively addressing student misbehavior, bullying and violence.

Dr. John Bailie directs the Continuing Education programs for the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) in the U.S. and abroad. With the IIRP's SaferSanerSchools program, he has brought restorative practices to hundreds of schools, including those in at-risk areas of New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit and Baltimore. John is a frequent presenter at international conferences and events and appears in several documentaries on restorative practices. His professional development work also includes that with juvenile probation and children and youth agencies, as well as faith communities. John is an experienced restorative conference facilitator in adult and juvenile cases, including those involving felony-level offenses. John spent many years as a counselor for troubled and at-risk youth at a Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy (CSF Buxmont) day treatment/alternative school operating entirely according to restorative practices (an IIRP model program). Having done graduate-level work in theological studies, John is well versed in the connection between restorative practices and faith. John received a Master of Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling from the IIRP in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Education from Lesley University in 2012.

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Advice for teachers to help prevent misbehavior in their classroom
Instead of relying on easy impersonal punishments, what works to prevent student misbehavior is for young people to have to face the real personal impact of their actions. For this to be practiced wel...
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