Tips & Ideas

Guidance and inspiration to help you build skills and community in your classroom and school

June 5, 2018
To be happy and effective in the world, we need ways to express what we want and need, set limits respectfully, and stand up for ourselves and others.  Assertiveness allows us to do all this. There…
May 23, 2018
Focus: Restorative Practices to Address the School to Prison Pipeline and Disproportionality in School Time: 5:46 min Who & Where: Teachers Unite (Oakland and New York City) Grade Level: pre-K-…
May 21, 2018
Focus: Parent Involvement in Restorative PracticesTime: 3:12 minWho & Where: Chicago Public SchoolsGrade Level: K-12  Description:   Parents talk about their involvement in Parent Peace…
May 15, 2018
Focus: Restorative Conference to Repair Harm and Make Things RightTime: 28:31 minWho & Where: National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego Grade Level: High School Description:   The…
May 9, 2018
  Focus: Restorative Conversation between a student and her teacherTime: 10:04 minWho & Where: Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, Brooklyn, NY Grade Level: Middle School Description…
May 7, 2018
  Focus: Pre Conference to Prep ConferenceTime: 12:00 minWho & Where: National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego Grade Level: High School   Description The facilitators introduce…
May 4, 2018
    Focus: Restorative Circle to Welcome a Student Back to the School Community After an AbsenceTime: 13:59 minWho & Where: Bunche High School, OaklandGrade Level: High School   Description…
May 2, 2018
Students have many reasons to be distracted. Maybe they’ve just come from differently structured activities like phys ed, music, or lunch, and are finding it hard to refocus.  A hallway between…
April 24, 2018
Restorative Justice Circle from YWCA Madison on Vimeo.   Focus: Problem Solving Circle on “Struggling with Being on Time”Time: 9:17 minWho & Where:  YMCA, Madison, WI, (with students and…
April 17, 2018
Focus:  A Restorative Circle on “Stop Bullying”Time: 4:04 minWho & Where: Glenview Elementary School, Oakland, CAGrade level: Elementary School   Description The teacher in this video starts…