Restorative Practices: Building and Sustaining Relationships in Schools – Laminated Guide


SKU RSPLAMGUIDE |Six-page laminated guide on using Restorative Practices by Rufus Lott III

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Restorative Practices: An Outside-the-Box Approach to Building and Sustaining Relationships in Schools

Format: Six-page laminated reference guide
Author: Rufus Lott III
Price: $12.95

Restorative practices offer a comprehensive alternative approach that promotes a positive school climate with strong relationships at the center, where all community members feel a true sense of belonging. When harm is done or conflict occurs,restorative practices provide a differentiated framework for working with students to restore relationships, repair harm, and prevent recurrences.

This laminated guide provides an overview of restorative practices and offers a three phase model with concrete strategies for implementing restorative practices in the classroom:

  • The Connect Phase - Strategies include relationship-building circles, using affective language, developing a relationship agreement, teaching emotional awareness skills.
  • The Correct Phase - Strategies include restorative chats, restorative conferences, and restorative circles to collaborate with students to determine a way to right the wrong or repair the relationship and continue with a plan to prevent future incidents based on acceptance of personal accountability.
  • The Consequence Phase - Rather than arbitrary punishment, consequences are determined by first considering the desired outcomes are then selecting a strategy to achieve that outcome.