A Reflective Process for Working Through Complex Restorative Practice Dilemmas in Schools
Krystal Wu, Lauren Trout; Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety
Designed to accompany The Toolkit Before the Toolkit, this brief offers a reflective process for individuals and teams to use when facing a complex restorative practices dilemma at their school or district.
It aims to help educators consider and bridge the adaptive, relational, and structural elements of restorative practices before moving to technical solutions and strategies.
The brief provides:
- An overview of restorative practices
- Grounding research about using a reflective process to transform mindsets and systems
- Tips for applying this process in participants’ own contexts
- Description of the main steps of the process, weaving in a fictional scenario to model the process in action