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?
Student outcomes generally suffer more from absenteeism in mathematics than in English language arts. Negative effects are larger in middle school. Absences also negatively affect social-emotional development, which can affect other student outcomes down the line.
Teachers can build strong relationships with and between students to help them get through this very challenging time.
“educators need to be attuned to indicators that a student is struggling. They also need to embrace new strategies to support the social and emotional well-being of students during distance learning. “
“Like the lights on a dashboard telling you something’s wrong, an early-warning system uses indicators—missed days, falling grades, or a sudden rash of disciplinary actions—to identify which students need more help. “