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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?

“The land on which you stand rightfully belongs to (INSERT NAME OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES)” May 10/22

Listen now on Apple Podcasts Circle Forum  Intentional use of a talking piece in restorative circles can begin to undo what Edward Valandra calls “the First Harm” in his chapter “Undoing the First Harm: Settlers in Restorative Justice” in the book  Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing our Realities. Land acknowledgments are good and require a next step …

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Black and brown boys describe adults in school as not caring about them May9/22

Listen now on Apple Podcasts Circle Forum  Student voices from black and brown boys describe adults as not caring and having the attitude that “you’re not worth it!” This is the powerful and helpful language from Abdul-Malik Muhammad in his chapter contribution “The Cipher, Circle and Restorative Practices with Black and Brown Boys” in the book …

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Oppression and restorative practice, are we hiding the ball? April 19/22

Listen now on Apple Podcasts Circle Forum  “Hiding the ball” is the way restorative approaches are introduced in schools, according to Anita Wadhwa, contributor to the book Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing our Realities. In her chapter “‘What do you want, reparations? Racial microaggressions and restorative justice” , she describes oppression as “behaviours, practices, laws, beliefs, systems that …

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Pay attention to the silences April 12/22

Listen now on Apple Podcasts Circle Forum  Whether it’s in a classroom circle or a conversation with parents, pay attention when participants are silent. In the book Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing our Realities, one of the contributors, Christina Parker, writes that “power and privilege act to silence divergent and alternative perspectives, with the result that these perspectives …

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