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This is a great resource to remember Restorative Justice Approach vs. the Traditional Approach when dealing with a situation. I will use this in my classroom for future conflicts that may arise. This will not only help me deal with the situation, but also help the students and others involved so they too can have closure and their voices heard.

from WeAreTeachers

Restorative Justice: A Different Approach to Discipline

Does your school's disciplinary system need a refresh? Check out our article on Restorative Justice for a meaningful way to shape the conversation.

This is a little above my students' level, but if the slip were to be modified to be a visual slip, it could still fulfill the role of forcing students to define and address their misbehavior.


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Restorative Justice a better way to maintain discipline


An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

A restorative justice circle at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, Calif.

Rules, discipline, and hall passes display in my high school art room!

from Edutopia

2 Surprisingly Useful Classroom Management Handouts

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One Teacher’s Story of Restorative Practices in the Classroom (CenterScene) 1.44 minutes

from The Inspired Treehouse

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Alternative ideas for addressing discipline at school without taking away recess!

Lost at School: on teaching kids the social skills they need to be successful in school (and life!)