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Restorative Circles in Schools: Building Community and Enhancing Learning

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Restorative Circles in Schools: Building Community and Enhancing Learning is a practical guide to the use of circles in schools and other settings, as well as an in-depth exploration of circle processes. The book includes numerous stories about the way circles have been used in many diverse situations, discussion on the use of proactive, responsive and staff circles, and a ...more
Kindle Edition, 94 pages
Published March 21st 2012 by International Institute for Restorative Practices (first published January 1st 2010)
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Wendy Espinoza Cotta
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent primer on the essential components and application of restorative circles. I would recommend this for any educator or administrator who is looking to create safe spaces for students to work through feelings, conflicts, or just to create a more united, positive classroom or school environment.
Sarah
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I would love it if administrators did more of this with teachers. There would be so much more transparency and maybe our voices could be heard more. As teachers, we need to hear the other side too and the whys behind decisions. Circles could lead to a sense of trust between admin and teachers.

I did give this book three stars though because it sounds great, but implementation seems tricky amongst all the other demands of a 60 minute class period with 32+ kids. Examples seemed to stem from elemen
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Shanna
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Comprehensive guide for implementation of restorative circles in schools. Includes strategies for different types of situations, as well as tips to prevent potential pitfalls. After reading this, I am more interested and motivated to implement circles in my school.
Lynn
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Easy read.... great practice. I think all administrators should use circles with their staff and all teachers with their students. So many good things can come from restorative circles.
Alison
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Concise. Case studies. Broad implications. Specific suggestions.
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Excellent, hands-on manual for leading circles in classrooms (or among school staff) to build community, solve problems, spur academic thinking and more.
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“A basic premise of restorative practices is that the increasingly inappropriate behavior in schools is a direct consequence of the overall loss of connectedness in our society. By fostering inclusion, community, accountability, responsibility, support, nurturing and cooperation, circles restore these qualities to a community or classroom and facilitate the development of character. As a consequence of fostering relationships and a sense of belonging, academic performance, too, flourishes.” 0 likes
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