Restorative Practices

The fundamental premise of restorative practices is that people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.

The field of restorative practices has significant implications for all aspects of classrooms and schools —  — because restorative practices can develop better relationships.  In schools, the use of restorative practices has been shown to reliably reduce misbehavior, bullying, violence and crime among students and improve the overall climate for learning.

Restorative practices concept has its roots in “restorative justice,” an Aboriginal way of looking at justice that focuses on repairing the harm done to people and relationships rather than on punishing.