Restorative practices are an effective way to improve class and school culture, decrease negative behaviors, and develop successful citizens of the school and world. Restorative circles are one important component of restorative practices. In circles, power and responsibility are shared and equal among all members. The restorative circle prompts in this resource help develop the […]
Behavior is communication. If we just assign a punishment, we relinquish the responsibility to restore a child That is not a small thing, and it is in restoration that discipline wields its greatest power.
Do your students get stuck in a situation or won't take ownership? Restorative practices will give your kids the voice they need so they can be heard in the classroom. It will help them feel more connected to the classroom community, therefore, having more buy-in to keep the classroom community positive. teachergoals.com
Instead of looking for ways to make punishments stricter, restorative justice seeks to build relationships and repair harm. Learn more about how this holistic approach works and how you can get started.