Restorative Practice

The Restorative Practice Approach focuses on building relationships and repairing harm, rather than simply punishing students for misbehaviour. Its goal is to teach students that their behaviour affects others and so consequences involve making things right and repairing the damage done. Restorative practices deal with the things being done to ensure that students recognize when they are doing something wrong and then finding a way to make it right.
Restorative Justice in School: An Overview

Instead of looking for ways to make punishments stricter, restorative practice seeks to build relationships and repair harm. Learn more about how this holistic approach works with this informative article.

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Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Studies show that when educators empower students to address and correct misbehavior among themselves, positive results are longer lasting and more wide reaching. In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, longtime educators and best-selling authors Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.