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?

Student engagement: what are the structures that inhibit or enhance in district, school, classroom? Season 3 focus Jan4/22

Listen on I-Tunes Circle Forum  A new year and a new season of Circle Forum starts with our guest, Amina Abdulle , teacher consultant for equity and Co-Founder:Black Staff Equity Alliance with the Greater Essex County District School Board in Ontario. This season’s focus will be on structures that enhance or inhibit student engagement in our …

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Good intentions can have a harmful impact so listen first when confronted Jan 11/21

Listen on I-Tunes Circle Forum  Know your students and let them know you care. Sound advice whether it in-person or remote learning according to our guest this week, Cathy Abrahams, President of the Ontario Public School Board Association and Trustee with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Language matters and can inhibit student engagement. Cathy …

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Changing the structure of conversations engages parents, even the frustrated ones! Jan 17/22

Listen on I-Tunes Circle Forum  In these traumatic and pandemic times, there are many conversations to be had with frustrated parents. How school leaders structure the conversations can make all the difference. A restorative mindset  allows leaders and school staff to prepare for the inevitable difficult conversations with parents, ask non-blaming questions during the conversation and …

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3 key predictors of secondary completion apparent in elementary data, Canadian study shows – Dec.21/21

Listen on I-Tunes Circle Forum  Our guest this week is Robert Brown, a researcher on the Canadian study Redefining Risk: Human rights and elementary school factors predicting post-secondary access. Look for these risk indicators early:A single year of elementary education with 10% absenteeism rate or higher. A suspension for an elementary student Attending an aggregated special needs …

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