Restorative Resolutions specializes in equipping the staff of elementary and secondary schools with effective restorative strategies to address student absenteeism.

What is restorative practices?

Restorative Practices is a way of thinking and being that cultivates community, supporting well-being and achievement. Restorative Practices is a social science based on the principles of belonging, voice and agency. Restorative Practices provides a framework to maintain community when challenges and conflicts arise and to restore community when needed.

CircleForum, our podcast

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How can a trusted caring adult impact student attendance? A short review of the research and literature

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Restorative practices awareness training, circles workshop & ongoing support, coaching and online extended training

Leading with your own learning: advice for new principals and vice-principals May 1/24

As a new principal or vice-principal, you’re not just leading a school—you’re guiding an entire learning community. Amy Newman, Principal of Newport Elementary in Surrey, British Columbia, talks about how educational leaders can facilitate continuous learning among staff and students. She talks about best practices for sharing knowledge, connecting educators with resources, and fostering an …

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From Teaching to Principaling: Advice for new principals on navigating the journey April 30/24

Transitioning from teaching to a leadership role like principalship is a pivotal shift, requiring a new set of skills and priorities. This week is part 2 of 3 conversations with Amy Newman, principal of Newton Elementary in Surrey, British Columbia. She explores this transition in depth, providing insights on balancing the diverse needs of students, …

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Advice for new Principals on how to build a Collaborative School Community April 29/24

Effective school leadership involves intentional relationship building and community engagement. In our 3 part podcast, Amy Newman principal of Newton Elementary in Surrey , British Columbia, highlights the importance of principals creating space for professional conversations and modelling community-building activities. By facilitating collaborative discussions and engaging in group activities, school leaders can foster a sense …

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Advice for new Ps and VPs: Lead with your Heart, Wisdom from a Circular Leadership Model April 22/24

Our podcast this week features Dawn Wemigwans Principal of St. David’s Catholic School in Sudbury, Ontario. In this entertaining conversation, Dawn shares invaluable advice for new principals and vice principals, shedding light on the evolving landscape of educational leadership. New school principals can learn how adopting a circular leadership style, prioritizing soft skills, and fostering …

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