Topic Archives: Restorative Practices

Two Feet. One Breath. 5 Cs

Posted on January 8, 2019

With kids who are well-behaved, regulated and motivated, we can respond to their disruptive very directly and they will stop. But with kids who have been marginalized and traumatized a more informed approach is necessary. I have developed an approach called "Two Feet. One Breath. 5 Cs" to support the teacher in the moment he or she needs to respond to disruptive behaviors from students who seem intent on derailing class.


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Community Circles: Resources and Guide

Posted on August 29, 2018

Restorative circles are a powerful way to develop respect, belonging, safety and voice in any learning community. They provide a way to build connection and relationship equitably, with healthy boundaries and structure.


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Remembering

Posted on December 23, 2017

Our job as humans is to remind each other of our beauty when we forget. We need brave friends to tell us when our impact is not positive. We need to be given opportunities to reconnect with a better self.


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Intersection of Mindfulness and Restorative Practices

Posted on September 4, 2017

In this post I try to begin the difficult job of discussing all the ways Mindfulness and Restorative Practices support and inform each other


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More Important than a Circle Script

Posted on January 30, 2017

The restorative Circle practice I offer schools is very different from my original exposure to circles, but their power to connect and heal come from the same source—presence. The lesson? Presence and trust have more to do with successful circles than perfectly prepared scripts.


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