Where Does Harm Come From?

Posted on June 9, 2019

One of the greatest challenges of building restorative schools is shifting the way we think about "misbehavior." Our schools have been built on a traditional paradigm: a rule is broken, therefore we need to dole out the appropriate consequence. This has been shifted in many schools: an expectation has not been met so we need to remind them of the expectation, teach or reteach the behavior we want, and possibly come up with a logical consequence. What I am hearing in school after school is that in many cases neither approach seems to result in a change to some more difficult or repetitive behavior. Why not?

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Teaching Tolerance RP Resources

Posted on November 28, 2016

Teaching Tolerance has developed wonderful set of resources for schools interested in restorative practices.

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