Restorative Practices

“We’re taking time to do something different. We’ve been doing something a certain way, and we can take this moment to turn and take things in a new direction.”

Costello, Wachtel, and Wachtel (2010)

Collaboratively we will explore the foundational beliefs of restorative practices:

    • Fair Process (Kim and Mauborgne, 2003)
    • Social Discipline Window (Glaser, 1964; Braithwaite, 1989)
    • The Compass of Shame (Nathanson, 1992)
    • The Fundamental Unifying Hypothesis of Restorative Practice (Wachtel, 2005)

Staff will be trained in affective statements, affective questions, impromptu conferences, restorative circles, adn restorative conferences.

Restorative practices seeks to harness the power of social connection through collaborative problem solving and dialogue based decision-making to repair harm and strengthen the community.

What students are saying about restorative classrooms ...