SCHOOL RESTORATIVE RESPONSE

Creating a Culture of Restorative Justice.

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Teachers, counsellors, youth care workers, and students responding to and preventing harm and violent behaviour with circle-led conversations.
We equip students and teachers to restore relationships through Classroom Conversations and Restorative Circles.
 
Classroom 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.

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Restorative Circles

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.

— Teacher

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I really enjoyed and was pleasantly surprised by the insights my students had surrounding some of the topics.

— Teacher

I learned about other's feelings, that everyone matters, and people have different opinions.

— Student