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Restorative Practices are:
  1. A set of beliefs.
    • We believe in supportive, responsive community
    • Social-emotional competence
    • Meaningful accountability
    • First-hand involvement in repairing harm
      • This means that everyone involved in the harmful situation should have a say in how to fix the situation.
  2. A constellation of programs for every level
    • Proactive prevention
    • Immediate, day-to-day problem solving
    • Significant and formal interventions.

When a student is being bullied, here are the typical responses:
  1. "Ignore it"
    • This means that your feelings don't matter.
  2. "Stay away from each other."
    • This means that you are powerless. You cannot control yourself or your surroundings. You have no personal power.
Main Behavior Objectives
  1. Make good decisions
  2. Resolve conflicts effectively and peacefully
  3. Respect others
Environment Objectives for our school
  1. Relationships Matter: building strong connections between people gives us the safety net we need to try new things, despite failure.
  2. Meaningful Accountability: We are truthful about our actions and work together to make things right when they've gone wrong.
  3. Feelings are Important: All feelings are a normal part of being human. We all have them and we all have the right to share them with others.
  4. Participatory Collaboration: Everyone gets a chance to talk, everyone gets a chance to listen. Everyone's ideas are considered. We can decide together what happens next.
  5. We can make it better! Even when things are hard, or feel bad, we can make it better together! When things have gone wrong, or when people have done something wrong, we can get through the hard things and be ok again.
Retributive Discipline:
Involves reward as well as punishment. It teaches children extrinsic motivation, doing the right thing only when someone is watching.
Restorative Discipline:
Having the ability to support someone and help them feel strong or healthy again, even after something bad has happened. It imparts new life and vigor. It increases personal responsibility, accountability, and intrinsic motivation.
Proactive Prevention
Day-to-Day
Significant Intervention
Dialogue Circles
Restorative Questions (In classroom)
Community Conferencing referral to CRCBC
"Daily" Reflections
Restorative Dialogues/Reflection

Conflict Awareness
Restorative Detentions/ Detention Circles

Integrate Conflict into Subject Matter





Restorative Questions
  1. What happened? (from the very beginning)
  2. Who needs to be involved to get this all the way fixed?
  3. Who was harmed/hurt, and in what way?
  4. Who was affected by what happened? How?
  5. What was your part in what happened?
  6. What needs to happen to get this fixed?
  7. What do you need to do to fix your part in this?
  8. What would make it better for you/him/her? (let's ask him/her)

Resolving Conflict
  1. Acknowledge that conflict is normal, but violence is not.
  2. Be clear about process--create a plan, a clear approach, advertise it, use it!
    1. Build a restorative environment
    2. Use neutrality-or be honest about it if you can't be impartial at the moment. It's ok!

3 Parts of a Restorative Conversation
  1. Get the Story from students
    1. What happened? (from the very beginning)
    2. **If someone refuses to accept responsibility, shift the focus to the impact, not what happened or the intent. Also, talk about how the child's denial is making the other students feel.
    3. And then what happened?
    4. Who needs to be involved to get this all the way fixed?
    5. What was your part in what happened?
  2. Find out how people were affected/what it was like (this is building empathy)
    1. Who was harmed/hurt? In what way?
    2. Who was affected by what happened? How?
    3. What was it/that like for you/him/her?
  3. Make a plan about how to fix it, collectively
    1. What needs to happen to get this fixed?
    2. What do you need to do to fix your part in this?
    3. What will make this better for you/him/her?

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