★All You Need for Restorative Justice in Your Classroom!★
1. Responding to Conflict Cards
These two-sided cards are step one in the restorative discipline practice when dealing with conflict. Side one deals with offenders-- go through this series of questions when dealing with the student who has harmed others. Use side two questions when dealing with victims of offenses.
The card is very helpful to stay on track with the conversation and to remove emotion away from the incident. I have mine attached these to my lanyard to easily whip out during stressful times!
2. Restorative Written Reflection
This written handout uses restorative practices questions for students to reflect on how their behavior has impacted others. Use this when you need a student to take a timeout to decompress, when you don't have the time to verbally communicate, or when you think a student will respond more honestly and openly with written communication. Great for documentation!
3. Formal Restorative Conference Script
As taught by the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP), follow this script in a formal conference. Formal conferences are used after major incidents (such as a fight) or after an issue where the offender admits guilt and the victim would benefit from expressing the harm done. Close the conference with the "Restorative Conference Written Agreement" page.
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