Source: (2000) MCS Conciliation Quarterly. Spring. Pp. 6-7.
Four Minnesota school districts have begun implementing restorative philosophies into their disciplinary programs. The use of “circles” helps promote problem solving with conflicts such as bullying, name-calling, truancy, or classroom disruptions. In the circles, students learn self-control and gain an understanding of personal needs by hearing both sides of the story. Though restorative approaches have not replaced extreme punishment in schools, circles are providing more options for conflict mediation.
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