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“Circles provide a practical forum for the resolution of underlying feelings that intrude into the classroom and disrupt learning. The circle allows young people to express their feelings, and in doing so, reduce their intensity. The circle creates opportunities for students to recognize that others have similar issues and that they are not alone. By expressing feelings and getting acknowledgment from others, most students are then able to put their problems aside and move on with the school day.”
— Restorative Circles in Schools: Building Community and Enhancing Learning, 2010

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USE RESTORATIVE PRACTICES TO CREATE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE LEARNING SPACES FOR YOUR STUDENTS and safe and effective teaching spaces for your teachers.

Restorative Practices is driving a cultural shift my program is starting and has provided me and other staff with tools that have already improved aspects of students day-to-day lives. Circles are a huge part of building relationships and building trust and this is a technique that I have utilized in my own classroom daily, with our Homeroom program, and even within staff meetings. My hope with further integration of Restorative Practices over the next few years within my program we will continue to build a strong community of trust, empathy, and reflection.
— Kristen Giordano, Sugar Bowl Academy, North Lake Tahoe

 

Contact me to bring Restorative Practices to your school

Liesbet@Bickett.net, 510-393-7588