Restorative Practices Beyond the Classroom: Integrating Circle Practices Into Existing School Processes
The brief produced by the California Center for School Climate (CCSC) describes the need and rationale for expanding the use of restorative practices in contexts outside of the classroom.
Practical suggestions are outlined for incorporating these practices in existing school processes which include IEP/504 meetings, staff meetings, committee meetings, and online spaces. These non-classroom spaces provide an opportunity for school leaders to model and teach the practices as well as build community among staff members.
A short vignette at Ross Elementary provides an example of the material benefits of taking this approach to restorative practices implementation.
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