Restorative Practices is a way of thinking and being that cultivates community, supporting well-being and achievement. Restorative Practices fosters the conditions that promote a positive sense of self, spirit and belonging. Restorative Practices provides a framework to maintain community when challenges and conflicts arise and to restore community when needed.
What is Restorative Practices?
Students far more likely to seek mental health treatment at school if at all, US report says, putting schools in underfunded situation
One of the underlying causes of chronic student absenteeism is a mental health crisis. Recent research makes primary recommendations for early warning systems in schools and reintegration plans after prolonged absences.
Positive student relationships with teachers as caring adults improves attendance….even when you don’t “love” every student
Building connections with kids needs to be intentional, takes practice and takes relational skills. It’s not an automatic that you’ll connect with every student. Here are some great suggestions coming from experience in the classroom.
Small wonder, then, that absenteeism becomes a concern if students don’t want to be at school. A caring adult connected to a student can determine what the causes of negativity are and become an attendance protective factor.