SCHOOL RESTORATIVE RESPONSE
Creating a Culture of Restorative Justice.
Teachers, counsellors, youth care workers, and students responding to and preventing harm and violent behaviour with circle-led conversations.
With a focus on developing listening, communication, and conflict-resolution skills, Classroom Conversations encourages students to build awareness, create healthy relationships, and overcome daily challenges.
Ideal for students in Grades 4 to 8.
Students work together in circles where everyone has a chance to be heard. Each circle session is a safe environment for sharing and storytelling.
Leaders encourage students, staff, and parents to build connections through conversations about friendship, self-esteem, perspective, inclusion, acceptance, differences, and compassion.
Students learn to release the stigma of asking for help; those who act with compassion and kindness are celebrated.
When a student makes a wrong choice, Restorative Circles helps them learn from their experiences and practice healthy communication and relationship skills. Ideal for students in Grades 4 to 12.
When conflict occurs at school, a Restorative Circle can help repair the harm before a police file is opened.
Those responsible and those harmed, accompanied by their supporters, school reps, family members, and restorative justice facilitators, form a Restorative Circle to resolve conflict and agree on a resolution.
Restorative Circles encourages students to see each other’s perspectives, take responsibility, and work toward reconciliation.
I have students who have been previously disengaged participating more than ever.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I really enjoyed and was pleasantly surprised by the insights my students had surrounding some of the topics.
I learned about other's feelings, that everyone matters, and people have different opinions.