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Restorative practices: Whole-school change to build safer, saner school communities.

Mirsky, Laura
June 4, 2015

Source: (2011) Restorative Practices E-Forum. 26 May.

Ultimately, restorative practices and
Whole-School Change benefits the entire
school community — staff as much as
students. Staff members say that restorative
practices is improving staff-to-staff
communication as much as staff-tostudent
interaction. Staff meetings are
held in circles, and, as noted previously,
the Whole-School Change implementation
process is all about teamwork. As
Warren Prep’s Deborah Martinez said,
“With restorative practices, teachers have
more communication and more patience
with each other. They’re talking to each
other more about work and depending
on each other more. We can have tough
conversations now. We can see what our
colleagues need, and it’s much easier to
give each other advice regarding teaching
practices or how to handle or reach a
particular child. Getting children where
they need to be is much more a collective
process now.”(excerpt)


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