Posts Tagged RESTORATIVE PRACTICES

What Is International Restorative Justice Week?

Published by EducationNews.org — The U.S. is lagging the developed world on this issue. Internationally, the Restorative Justice community set aside November 17-24 to celebrate the power of Restoration.  Of the many sites offering resources on this topic, I recommend Canada’s, for a start. But what is Restorative Justice? Well, crudely, it’s an alternative to the justice […]

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If Only Congress Could Get a Divorce.

Published by EducationNews.org – If you want healthy harmony, model the behavior you want to see. “Americans assume that good relationships are about harmony. They are not. On the contrary, good relations are those that handle strife well. Our task is to know and teach that every relationship involves conflict and resolving conflict.” – Donald Shriver, […]

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Bringing Kids In Trouble Back From The Brink

Published by EducationNews.org – “I believe everyone deserves second chances, and not just college students with clean records.” Eight years ago, Elissa Bellinger was a happy freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She’d never been in trouble, and never expected she would be. But one night she and her roommates hit the bars and […]

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Kicking the Nasty Habit of Zero Tolerance

Published by EducationNews.org — There’s no magic place where bad kids can go and get better at learning how to live well in their community. Just the phrase “zero tolerance” sounds un-American.  At least I would hope so. Originally, “zero tolerance” was the sound bite that get-tough politicians in the 1990s swore would be their […]

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Our Punitive Mindset Blinds us to Effective Discipline

Published by EducationNews.org — President Obama’s Executive Order — White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans — deserves a good, hard look. Dear President Obama,Millions of us are encouraged by your demand that schools reduce suspensions for black males. No research shows that suspensions teach kids the social skills they need to keep them […]

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