Restorative Practices

October 8, 2020

We offer our gratitude for the practices of Indigenous peoples, and share our land acknowledgment statement.

March 10, 2020

Here are six suggestions for how to facilitate a circle without passing a talking piece from person to person. 

March 12, 2019

Seven common myths about restorative practices. 

July 5, 2017

Students learn about and discuss the remarkable success of an organization of farmworkers that is fighting abuse and demanding dignity on the job. The activity includes two short videos, discussion, and a reading.

October 26, 2016

Our students do circles once a week on our special Friday schedule. I haven't run any of them because I am teaching at that time. I've seen them done very well, but in some circles students simply cannot be managed. We also have "responsibility time," when we can request to speak with a child after...

July 19, 2016

The news of the police shootings in Dallas on July 6 was still unfolding Friday morning, as I was getting ready to co-facilitate a restorative circle with colleagues at Morningside Center. The circle was to prepare us for the 5-day professional development training we'd be doing with educators over...

March 20, 2016

"Everyone is needed for what they bring" is one of the seven core assumptions of restorative circles. We all have stories, perspectives and ideas to enrich each other's lives.  In circles, we are all teachers and we are all learners.