Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools

Author: Margaret Thorsborne
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007378
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Restorative practice is a proven approach to discipline in schools that favours relationships over retribution, and has been shown to improve behaviour and enhance teaching and learning outcomes. However, in order for it to work, restorative practice needs a relational school culture. Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools explains what has to happen in a school in order for it to become truly restorative. Section 1 explains the potential of restorative practice in schools, describing the positive outcomes for students and teachers. It also outlines the measures that need to be in place in order to embed restorative practice. Section 2 examines the process of understanding and managing change, providing realistic and pragmatic guidance on the practical and emotional barriers that may be encountered. Finally, Section 3 provides in eight practical steps, strategic guidance for achieving a restorative culture that sticks. Featuring useful pro formas and templates, this book will be an indispensable guide for educators, administrators and school leaders in mainstream and specialist settings.

Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools

Author: Margaret Thorsborne
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781849053778
Format: PDF, Docs
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Restorative practice is a proven approach to discipline in schools that favours relationships over retribution, and has been shown to improve behaviour and enhance teaching and learning outcomes. However, in order for it to work, restorative practice needs a relational school culture. Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools explains what has to happen in a school in order for it to become truly restorative. Section 1 explains the potential of restorative practice in schools, describing the positive outcomes for students and teachers. It also outlines the measures that need to be in place in order to embed restorative practice. Section 2 examines the process of understanding and managing change, providing realistic and pragmatic guidance on the practical and emotional barriers that may be encountered. Finally, Section 3 provides in eight practical steps, strategic guidance for achieving a restorative culture that sticks. Featuring useful pro formas and templates, this book will be an indispensable guide for educators, administrators and school leaders in mainstream and specialist settings.

Just Schools

Author: Belinda Hopkins
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424328
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Restorative justice is a dynamic and innovative way of dealing with conflict in schools, promoting understanding and healing over assigning blame or dispensing punishment. It can create an ethic of care and justice that makes schools safer and happier, not only through reducing conflict, but also in terms of developing active citizenship skills, good self-esteem, open communication and team work in students. From a teaching background herself, Belinda Hopkins is at the forefront of the development of restorative justice in the UK, and in this practical handbook she presents a whole school approach to repairing harm using a variety of means including peer mediation, healing circles and conference circles. She provides clear, practical guidance for group sessions and examines issues and ideas relating to practical skill development for facilitators. Clearly structured and with photocopiable sheets, this book is an excellent resource for teachers, school counsellors and youth workers seeking a more positive and effective way to deal with conflict in educational settings.

Restorative Practice and Special Needs

Author: Nicholas Burnett
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009680
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Restorative Practice (RP) is an effective approach to discipline that has the potential to transform behaviour by focusing on building and restoring relationships. This practical guide explains how to implement restorative approaches with young people with special needs in educational or residential settings. The book explores how RP is being used in general terms and through a number of case studies looks at how RP needs to be adapted for those with additional needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and communication difficulties. It includes guidance on particular issues such as staff facing crises, the issue of physical restraint and additional support parents require. The book will be of interest to restorative practitioners, educational professionals including headteachers, teachers and SENCOs in both special education and mainstream schools and residential care leaders and staff.

The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools

Author: Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1680990438
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Can community-building begin in a classroom? The authors of this book believe that by applying restorative justice at school, we can build a healthier and more just society. With practical applications and models. Can an overworked teacher possibly turn an unruly incident with students into an "opportunity for learning, growth, and community-building"? If restorative justice has been able to salvage lives within the world of criminal behavior, why shouldn't its principles be applied in school classrooms and cafeterias? And if our children learn restorative practices early and daily, won't we be building a healthier, more just society? Two educators answer yes, yes, and yes in this new addition to The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series. Amstutz and Mullet offer applications and models. "Discipline that restores is a process to make things as right as possible." This Little Book shows how to get there.

The School Leader s Guide to Restorative School Discipline

Author: Luanna H. Meyer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412998603
Format: PDF, ePub
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TheáSchool Leader′s Guide to RestorativeáSchool Discipline provides a research-based and field-tested model for school discipline that supports and augments the principalÆs primary duty: to support the education of all students, including those who exhibit behavioral challenges. The authors introduce and explain the latest research on educative discipline, provide a comprehensive discipline plan for secondary schools, and outline how this plan should be supported and sustained through teacher support teams. Whether a principal is aiming to develop a school discipline plan from the ground up or augment their existing model, this book will help administrators develop a cohesive and effective discipline program that promotes and facilitates student learning.

Restorative Justice Pocketbook

Author: Margaret Thorsborne
Publisher: Pocketbooks
ISBN: 190661010X
Format: PDF
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Schools that have adopted the ancient principles of restorative justice in their approach to disciplinary matters are reporting better relationships with young people, greater engagement in learning, and a greater development of social and emotional competence among learners. This title provides an introduction to restorative practice in schools.

Taking Restorative Justice to Schools

Author: Jeannette Holtham
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982270615
Format: PDF, ePub
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The worldwide movement of restorative justice is here to stay. Many schools around the world are reducing discipline problems by as much as 60%, even in the most high-risk, dangerous schools. Find out how you can complement your current school discipline practices with this simple, step-by-step guide to help reach youth at a core level at a critical time in their young lives when it's possible to turn around negative behaviors.