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.

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10 Things To Do in the First Weeks of School to Connect with Learners in Distance Learning by Katie Martin

“As the role of the educator evolves, human connection and guidance will become increasingly more- not less- important”

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Exploring our reactions: deepening learning from Diangelo’s White Fragility from restorativeteachingtools.com

“Students will reflect on white privilege and how they may have felt defensiveness and responded in unhelpful ways when that privilege or their own learned racism was identified.”

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2 Simple Ways to Improve Online Instruction from Edutopia

“In the months since the pandemic caused an emergency rush to distance learning, many teachers have made significant strides in improving the remote teaching skills they need to reach all learners. “

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Teaching in Troubled Times: A Q&A With a Trauma Expert (NEPC)

“National Education Policy Center Fellow Elizabeth Dutro responds to difficult questions about how teachers can effectively and respectfully address the traumas that are touching so many of their students’ lives, either in person or from afar, even as they, themselves, may be experiencing similar traumas of their own.”

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