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

Click on our most recent podcasts below or on Recent Posts on the right hand side.

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

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Building Tomorrow’s School Leaders Today: a Principal’s Heartfelt Guide to Mentorship and Shared Leadership June 5/24

“Find a mentor” is the advice for new principals from Tracy Van Stone, Principal of Ecole Arthur Meighan School in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.  The podcast includes invaluable insights on finding the right mentor, the importance of shared leadership, and her personal experiences in navigating the challenges of being a principal. Tracy offers practical advice …

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Courageous Leadership in Principalling: navigating the complexity of school systems Parts 1 & 2 June 3 & 4/24

Principals face internal struggles, question their impact and often wrestle with relationships. In this podcast we talk with Rhonda Roos , author of The Deliberate and Courageous Principal: Ten Leadership Actions and Skills to Create High-Achieving Schools .  With Rhonda, we explore the intricate web of challenges and triumphs in educational leadership. As Rhonda recounts …

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What’s the school data to share in order to help the village raise a child who attends school? May 30/24

Student attendance is not solely a school issue—it’s a community-wide concern that calls for robust partnerships between schools, community agencies, and First Nations communities. Our podcast this week is a conversation with Lucia Reece, Director of the Algoma District School Board in Northern Ontario.  The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted disparities in student engagement, with some thriving …

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Breaking Absenteeism: Unveiling the Real Struggles Behind Student Attendance May 27/24

Student attendance is a Canadian Concern.  Our podcast guest this week is Jennifer Dunkley, Superintendent of Education at the Northeastern Catholic District School Board in Ontario.Attendance is complex and is often overlooked in schools. With Jennifer, we explore the underlying reasons for student absenteeism, ranging from transportation challenges to familial struggles. By shedding light on …

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