Show 129 Summer PD Series 4: Restorative Practices

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Restorative practices is a strategy I've heard before, and now I get it. I understand why so many educators use it and I can't wait to dive in and learn more. Click To Tweet

According to the International Institute for Restorative Practices, “ We believe that human beings are instilled with the need to connect and grow with each other, but not the methods. Here at the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), we provide our students with the tools they need to effect change within their own lives and their schools, organizations, and communities. Through intimate learning communities of faculty and students, we teach together, learn together, and strive to effect real change. Together.”

  • All members of the community can have a positive impact on the climate and culture of a classroom. 
  • Restorative practices are for everyone.  Your students can participate at a high level, and you can use these same practices with your staff.
  • This system is flexible; there is not one way all teachers must follow. It is reflective in nature for all parties involved to help make more positive decisions in the future.
  • We are already making efforts to establish a culture and expectations.  This just creates intention in the way we approach these tasks.
  • Involve the students and revisit these practices throughout the year.
  • Check out the International Institute for Restorative Practices for more information and resources

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