Restorative Practices at School (Paperback)
An Educator's Guided Workbook to Nurture Professional Wellness, Support Student Growth, and Build Engaged Classroom Communities (Books for Teachers)
Ulysses Press, 9781646040001, 144pp.
Publication Date: March 24, 2020
Restorative practices have been shown to increase classroom time and student engagement while reducing suspensions, bullying, and absences. Fantastic in theory, restorative techniques require practice every day to result in meaningful change. That’s where Restorative Practices at School comes in.
This first-ever restorative practices workbook helps teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, and every educator reflect and enhance their restorative journey. Part professional resource and part guided journal, this book includes:
- Guided prompts to help you reflect on your practice
- Real-life examples from educators who use restorative techniques
- Critical analysis of your own values and their influence
- Strategies for remaining present and mindful at school
- Exercises for building strong school relationships and communities
Inspired by an urban district’s work in whole-school implementation, the activities in this book provide clear pathways for consideration, exploration, and celebration of restorative practices.
About the Author
As mom to Quinn and Lily, Becky prides herself on everyday learning and the critical role of humor, forgiveness, and just the right balance of yes and no. She does not serve enough vegetables to her children but asks plenty of feeling questions. Becky supports and learns alongside her peers at schools in St. Paul, MN, as a circle keeper, coach, ally, leader, and expert in restorative practices.