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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The Effects of Absenteeism on Academic and Social-Emotional Outcomes: Lessons for COVID-19

Student outcomes generally suffer more from absenteeism in mathematics than in English language arts. Negative effects are larger in middle school. Absences also negatively affect social-emotional development, which can affect other student outcomes down the line.

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Teachers can build strong relationships with and between students to help them get through this very challenging time.

“educators need to be attuned to indicators that a student is struggling. They also need to embrace new strategies to support the social and emotional well-being of students during distance learning. “

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Remote Learning Is Tough for Many Students. How ‘Early-Warning’ Data Can Help Schools Support Them

“Like the lights on a dashboard telling you something’s wrong, an early-warning system uses indicators—missed days, falling grades, or a sudden rash of disciplinary actions—to identify which students need more help. “

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Preventing absences in a remote learning environment – LA Unified School District

“an evaluation of a proven restorative approach to absence prevention”

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