What is Restorative Practices?

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’s new in current articles and research?

A daily class ritual of dedicating the day’s learning builds community and trust and helps teachers get to know their students

“For those of us teaching remotely, the daily dedication can still help infuse the online space with genuine humanity. You can even make a collage out of the students’ dedicatees to use as digital wallpaper for virtual class meetings or your course homepage.”

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A Turning Point for Combating Chronic Absenteeism in American Schools by Gabby Smith

“The shift from simply keeping track of attendance to actively reaching out to struggling students and families may seem subtle, but it could have life-altering positive consequences. “

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Student engagement and attendance is impacted by online teaching: it needs to improve even after the pandemic

“The Clayton Christensen Institute report also recommends that schools establish virtual programs with autonomous staff and leadership that tap into the resources and expertise of their conventional school partners to “give students benefits that neither conventional schools nor virtual schools alone can offer.”

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