Restorative Approach with Students
According to the International Institute for Restorative Practices, “The aim of restorative practices is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by repairing harm and building relationships.”
Restorative practices strengthen students’ connections to both staff and other students, and that’s why restorative practices support both prevention and response. Focusing on positive connections and support contributes to a positive school climate. Repairing harm and restoring relationships after transgressions helps keep students connected to a positive school community.
The Mark Twain Restoration Center uses a restorative approach to supporting student behavior and to help students develop the skills necessary to have more positive relationships and to show more empathy to others around them.
Use the restorative practices resources sheet to the left to build a more restorative classroom, school and community.