Restorative Resolutions specializes in equipping the staff of elementary and secondary schools in Canada 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.

What’s new?

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

A Stay Interview: hold onto valuable staff – Aug. 15/23

“1. What do you look forward to when you come to work each day? 2. If you were to consider leaving this position, why would that be? 3. What factors may trigger a departure?” (Elizabeth Heubeck in EducationWeek) These are terrific questions to initiate meaningful conversations with staff in September and October. Intentionally investing time …

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Belonging, Voice, Agency: Recent research on impact of Restorative Practices – Aug.14/23

Many schools and districts initially involved in restorative practices have let it slide. Here’s a discussion of research which underscores the value of a relational approach to education by fostering belonging and transforming schools. The 6 year study of 485 California middle schools shows increased student achievement, reduces suspensions and reduced disparities between groups. The …

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What you can do when students face overwhelming problems in their lives? May 23/23

When educators discover some of the reasons behind student absenteeism, it can seem like the problems are insurmountable.  One of the best things to do is recognize your own role in support student attendance since everyone at school plays a role.

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How can I keep conversations about student attendance going year round? May 18/23

Talking about student attendance requires regular reminders to staff.  How about using your current memos or newsletters to make it a monthly discussion in the staffroom?  In this podcast we discuss some simple attendance tips that can be part of your conversations.

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