Restorative Practices and Circles
Restorative practices are a way of strengthening relationships and connections with communities through the use of a series of approaches and tools.
Shifting from punitive to restorative discipline is behind the Restorative Practices mindset.
The Circle Process is the foundational piece of Restorative Practice.
Staff utilize circles weekly in their classrooms utilizing a variety of methods:
- Group reflection
- Review of content
- Strengthen relationships
- Refining communication skills
- Develop and showcase character strengths
- Collaboration with peers
- Valuing the opinion of others
- Establish school community