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5 steps to use restorative justice circles for bully behavior

This post is going to offer 5 clear steps to utilize in addressing bully behavior using Restorative Justice Circles.... 1) Use Circles as a process to build community before using to repair harm.... 2) Use Circles with a capital C.... To address... READ MORE

Editorial: Discipline is delicate balance for Fresno Unified

There are no easy answers or magical presciptions for finding the right balance on student discipline. It requires extensive thought, thorough research and sincere collaboration by school leaders, teachers and the students themselves. But finding... READ MORE

Restorative justice gains momentum on college campuses

As the practice of restorative justice gains momentum within higher education, 35 representatives of colleges and universities from across the country gathered at Skidmore College to take a closer look at this growing movement. The group attended... READ MORE

Is There a Right Kind of School Discipline?

Over the past decade, particularly the last few years, the trend in school discipline has been toward restorative justice—which emphasizes authentic dialogue, mutual understanding, and communal responsibility—and aw... READ MORE

Deeper discipline demands deeper pedagogy

from the article by Sarah M. Fine in Learning Deeply: ...the video showcases a highly non-traditional model of school discipline--specifically the restorative approach that a growing number of schools have chosen to adopt as a way to address the ... READ MORE

Another school shooting -- and what we can do about it

from the article by Matthew Albracht on Huffington Post: Once again, a school shooting has killed young adults in America. This time at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon. This is the 45th school shooting this year in America. It's ... READ MORE