Blog posts tagged with "Restorative Practices"


Peer Pressure and Peer Intervention - One Voice Can Make the Difference

January 17 2019

It takes multiple people and multiple comments to convince someone to do something they don’t want to do, but it takes only one person and one voice to speak up and point out that it’s wrong and to say “you don’t have to do it”.


Amplifying Youth Voice in a Restorative School Community

November 14 2018

During staff development workshops I often ask educators to reflect and share why they decided on a career in education. The truth is, while reaching towards our goal to improve the lives of students, the path often gets blurred by the demands of the day-to-day.


Restorative Practices - "Connect to Correct"

February 21 2018

When misbehavior occurs, how we choose to intervene can either strengthen our relationships and connections with students or damage them. "Connect to Correct" is a process to address mistreatment that preserves relationships, leaves students' dignity intact and supports behavior change.


Engaging Students and Parents in Building a Restorative School Culture

February 5 2018

Today more and more schools are implementing a restorative practices approach in their school climate improvement efforts. However, too many schools fail to recognize the importance of fully engaging two critical “stakeholder” groups: students and parents/families.


Transforming Your School Climate from the Inside-Out: How to Start the School Year Off Right

September 11 2017

Starting the school year off right - what does that mean exactly? This time of year can be fraught with anxiety, not only for students but for parents as well. According to the Pew Research Center, “At least half of all parents, regardless of income, worry that their children might be bullied or struggle with anxiety or depression at some point.” What do we do to let students know that we care?


How School Punishment is Being Replaced by Restorative Approaches

March 8 2017

Over the last decade a variety of factors have coalesced and contributed to significant changes in how schools address discipline issues. As a result of pressure from the government, coupled with a recognition that suspensions are often meted out disproportionately and often don’t result in improved behavior, schools are moving away from “zero-tolerance” policies and toward alternative approaches that are more effective.


Using Restorative Practices to Reduce the Need for Discipline

March 14 2016

Many people come to Restorative Practices believing that it is a discipline program. However, it is more effective to view Restorative Practices as a way of thinking and a set of proactive strategies and processes that reduce misbehavior, thereby reducing the need for discipline.

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