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Restorative practices

The Restorative Practices Consortium of Ontario, a collaboration of public and Catholic educators, have shared much of what you will find in this section.

Restorative practices & community health and well being

“Distinctive features of community health include community member engagement and multi-sector collaboration. Individuals, groups and organizations work together to address health issues by taking into account the social and cultural factors relevant to the community.”

Restorative Practices Resource Project

Tools and successful practices for restorative schools supporting student achievement and well-being

Return to school post-Covid and Restorative Practice

RESTORE provides a restorative perspective that can inform how we plan for the return to the classrooms, playgrounds and corridors of physical schools.It highlights seven key areas which, alongside learning, are where we need to stimulate thinking and make decisions in order to collectively move forward into a healthy ‘new normal’. The areas intersect, interconnect …

Communicating the 9 Elements for Student Achievement and Well Being

There are nine interconnected elements upon which Restorative Practice is based. These elements provide the foundation to cultivate caring and healthy communities.

Restorative Classroom Practice: A resource by Belinda Hopkins

See 34 page summary Assumptions about Academic and Behavioural errors (Porter, 2007  as quoted in The Restorative Classroom by Belinda Hopkins) ACADEMIC ERRORS BEHAVIOURAL ERRORS Errors are accidental. Errors are deliberate. Errors are inevitable. Errors should not happen. Errors signal need for teaching. Errors should be punished. Students with learning difficulties need modified teaching. Students …

Teacher reading a story to several young students

Classroom fillable forms

Downloadable assessment tools, lesson plans and more.

Young students in front of a white board

Board policies and website links

District School Board policies for reference.

Videos on restorative practice

A 6 minute video on restorative practice from Peel Region District School Board The transformation of West Philadelphia High School Using Dialogue Circles to support classroom discipline

Research on Restorative Practices

Rand Corporation research demonstrates that restorative practices help reduce student suspensions. “Schools and school districts across the country are looking for evidence-based strategies to improve their learning and social environments. Restorative practices, developed in the justice system as a way to mediate and repair relationships between offenders and their victims, are offering a way forward. …