This article uses the work of Anne Gregory of Rutgers University and others to support the value of restorative practices to help build a school culture based on dignity and fairness. Restorative circles provide students and their teachers with the opportunity to repair harm done by behavioral incidents rather than simply focus on punishment.Source:
Daisy Yuhas,The Hechinger Report, July 25, 2018Description:
"The incident neatly illustrates how the restorative process brings a community together at a moment when, traditionally, conflict might divide the classroom. But is it worth all of that effort? Evidence from the court system, school surveys and controlled experiments suggests restorative justice can indeed do a lot of good. Although more studies are needed to explore its full effects on schools, the research thus far hints that this approach to discipline helps people feel respected and that they, in turn, show greater respect for rules." Read the full article here!