RP Video Library

Morningside Center’s video library is a collection of online videos that show real life, school-based examples of a range of restorative practices. The videos also help illustrate the mindset needed to introduce these practices as part of a school’s holistic restorative strategy.   Find out more about the video library

August 12, 2018

This video shows a high school that provides Safe Spaces for students to remove themselves from challenging situations, de-escalate their feelings, make different choices about how to move forward and transition back to class.

August 12, 2018

This video showcases a school that is implementing Restorative Discipline to address student behavior and resolve conflicts collaboratively, using restorative circles in a collaborative space they call “the zone.”

June 27, 2018

This video shows the power of a student-facilitated restorative circle to build community through storytelling.  The circle is implemented with fidelity, according to the key restorative circle components found at our Introduction to Circles.

June 15, 2018

In this video students talk about restorative circles in the academic classroom and the impact circles have had on them and their school community.

June 15, 2018

This video shows the power of restorative circles to build community and address harm. Circles are discussed and implemented with fidelity, according to the key restorative circle components found at our Introduction to Circles.  

May 23, 2018

In this video the school to prison pipeline is explained and connected to how punitive discipline in schools disproportionately targets African American students, pushing them out of school at much higher rates than their White peers for the same behaviors

May 21, 2018

This video looks at taking the implementation of Restorative Practices in Chicago Public Schools to “the next level, the community level, to the parent level to expand best practices that we’re seeing taking place in our school so that we truly have a restorative community wrapped around our...

May 15, 2018

This video shows the various stages of a restorative conference between two young men, their families, friends, and other community members to address a situation of harm doing—Part 1: Dialogue:  opening introductions, establishing guidelines, responsible youth incident summary, person harmed shares...

May 9, 2018

This video shows a restorative conversation between a student and her ELA teacher to address an incident a few weeks earlier that escalated to the point of the student leaving the classroom. 

May 7, 2018

This video discusses and shows the steps of a Restorative Pre-Conference (separately) with participants on different sides of an incident in which harm was done.  The pre-conference aims to get participants comfortable and familiar (enough) with the conference to be willing and able to participate...