Restorative Practicesin Schools Helps Strengthen Relationships

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Schools across the country are being advised to use restorative approaches as a replacement for suspensions.  Restorative practices in schools do more than displace punitive methods for disciplining. They can noticeably enhance the school climate and reinforce the social and emotional abilities of young people and adults.

Did you know that suspensions, may disproportionately affect students of color?

Schools have been working on being dynamic, ever-evolving places of learning and growth for both the students and the administration alike.  In lieu of using a punishment and rewards system to impact the way students behave, it’s better to use restorative approaches that speak to the basic reasons for students’ unkind behavior.  This in turn helps to cultivate their inherent wish to treat others with respect.

Many people are in awe of the influence of using restorative practices. It’s due to the fact that you are building trust to create a climate of good manners and respect. To have that kind of environment is great for teachers as well as students.

To learn more about restorative practices in schools and how it helps strengthen relationships, read the original article here:
Bringing Restorative Practices to Your School