A Real-World Guide to Restorative Justice in Schools: Practical Philosophy, Useful Tools, and True Stories (Paperback)
This book is designed to help you navigate the challenges and joys of building and maintaining a healthy restorative ecosystem in your school, while providing concrete tools and real-world stories to guide you through the process.Traditional methods of discipline are commonly found to be ineffective, and this book shows how restorative justice can benefit schools in a huge variety of ways, such as decreasing the need for suspensions, increasing academic outcomes, and improving the health of your whole school community. Written by the founder and the education director of the National Center for Restorative Justice, each and every chapter is packed with expertise on everything from carrying out the stages of a restorative circle to understanding the importance of conflict. The authors pull no punches in showing that this work is not always easy, but their passion for restorative justice shines out of every page, demonstrating just how valuable this approach can be in bringing the absolute best out of your students and school.
About the Author
Nicholas Bradford is the founder of the National Center for Restorative Justice, an experienced educator of challenging youth, and passionate advocate for building relationships between educators and students. David LeSal is the Education Director for the National Center for Restorative Justice, and a certified high school ELA teacher with over 10 years of classroom experience. Together, they now deliver training on restorative justice and practices, circles, equity and a host of other transformative topics.
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