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
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
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
....Imagine you are woken up at 3 am by one of your floormates for the fourth time this week. Recently, he has been drinking more than usual and has been disruptive almost every night. The following morning you find vomit in the bathroom as well a... READ MORE
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
In a project funded by the National Institute of Justice, experts on youth violence, bullying and school climate issues in Illinois and Oregon are teaming up to develop a comprehensive school safety intervention that will use mobile apps and high ... READ MORE
from the article by Linze Rice for DNAinfo:
When Aryanna Boatman talks, she keeps her hands folded in her lap and speaks softly, but with confidence.
The 17-year-old senior at Sullivan High School in Rogers Park sits in a powdered blue room wher... READ MORE
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
from the article by Pam Adams in the Journal Star:
With zero tolerance and other harsh disciplinary policies on the way out in Illinois, Peoria School District 150's parent-teacher advisory committee took the first steps Thursday toward bringing ... READ MORE
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