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Restorative Practices in Schools


Origins of restorative justice

Restorative Justice philosophy and practices can be found in the traditional cultures of many indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, and South Pacific, both past and present.

Criminal Justice System

Restorative Justice has grown nationally and internationally since its first documented use in western criminal justice systems in the 1970s, particularly in the juvenile justice context

Restorative Justice in Education

Since its first application in Australian schools in the 1990s, Restorative Justice, often referred to as Restorative Practices, has expanded to schools in DC, the US, and the world.

Pillars of Restorative Practices

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Check-in Question Generators

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For those implementing restorative practices, check-in circles are highly recommended to use with all grade levels. Today I learned about an easy way to access check-in questions online.


Resources Category

Circle Prompts for Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Circle Prompts Kinder to 3rd

Restorative Practice Kete (Book One): Introduction

Restorative Practice Kete Book One

Restorative Practice Kete (Book Two): Restorative Essentials

Restorative Practice Kete Book Two

Restorative Practice Kete (Book Three): Restorative Circles

Restorative Practice Kete

4-6 Grade Circle Prompts

4-6 Grade Circle Prompts

7-8th Grade Circle Prompts

7-8th Grade Circle Prompts

35 Restorative Justice Circle Questions to Engage Middle School Students

35 Restorative Justice Prompts

Circle Prompts for High School Students

Circle Prompts High School
  • Are you relieved when certain students are absent?
  • Do you have students who “push your buttons”?
  • Do you find yourself butting heads with the same students day-after-day?

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