Restorative Practices

Some people believe that students with disabilities can’t participate in community-building circles. These students prove them wrong.

In Education Week, we share eight strategies schools can use to address stress and hardship - and bring healing and joy to both students and adults.


Restorative approaches, writes Morningside trainer Marieke van Woerkom in Principal Leadership, send a powerful message to students: “We want you here and we care.”  

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

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

Seven common myths about restorative practices. 

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.