March 6, 2023
Relational accountability in schools emphasizes the importance of co-creating accountability so that the responsible party is involved in the process of making things right.
Our Summer Institute in Restorative Practices for Schools
February 22, 2019
This Summer Institute has been going on for many years now though recently we’ve had to move it to a virtual gathering.
The Indigenous Origins of Circles and How Non-Natives Learned About Them
October 20, 2017
“The Circle process that many non-Native people are using today is rooted in the tradition of talking Circles that Indigenous Peoples in North America use and have used for millennia.
Why Are We So Enamored with Imposing Consequences?
October 4, 2016
Time after time in our work in schools, we hear teachers wonder what kind of consequence a student will get when they misbehave.
A Restorative Vision
September 15, 2016
“The restorative vision for schools is about cultural transformation. A big part of the transformation is the engagement of all voices in decision-making. The restorative philosophy asserts that there is wisdom in each of us
Can Everything Be Done Restoratively?
September 2, 2016
Over the years, we’ve heard the comment that while most things in schools can be handled restoratively–and that it is the preferred approach–there are just some things that need to be handled through the traditional, punitive discipline system.
5th Annual Summer Institute in Restorative Practices for Schools
March 24, 2016
We’re happy to announce that we will be holding our 5th Annual Summer Institute in Restorative Practices for Schools on June 13-22, 2016! The training will be held at Flagstaff Academy in Longmont Colorado.
Circle Round Best Practices Merges with Restorative Solutions, Inc.
December 15, 2015
Two leading restorative justice organizations in Boulder, Colorado—Restorative Solutions, Inc. and Circle Round Restorative Best Practices, LLC—have agreed to merge under the name and auspices of Restorative Solutions, Inc.
The Neuroscience of Happiness and Restorative Practices
December 4, 2015
Essentially, restorative practices are about creating more connection in our classrooms and repairing harm when it happens. And connection comes in handy when harm occurs and relationships get broken.
Summer Training Institute: Restorative Practices in Schools
April 22, 2015
We’re happy to announce that we will be holding a Summer Institute in Restorative Practices for Schools on June 15-17 that will be followed by two advanced workshops on June 18-19th! The training will be held at Flagstaff Academy in Longmont Colorado.
In Memory of Anne Rogers
February 10, 2015
Last Friday, my business partner, Anne Rogers, President and Founder of Restorative Solutions and a luminary in the field of restorative justice, passed away after a tiring battle with cancer. It is a deep loss. She was a dear friend and colleague and she brought much to the field of restorative justice over the many decades she worked in it.
Enhancing PBIS and SEL with Restorative Practices
November 5, 2014
Many schools across the country are successfully implementing Whole School Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports programs (WS-PBIS, or PBIS for short)
Education and Juvenile Justice Partnerships: Ending the School to Prison Pipeline
August 18, 2014
Likely without exception, most of us would agree with the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
July 16, 2014
Teaching restorative values and principles in a K-8 school, I often hit a speed bump at “responsibility”.
Restorative Justice Education? A Report from the CRE Conference
June 30, 2014
For those of you who weren’t able to attend the International Conflict Resolution in Education conference that took place at George Mason University
Integrating RJ into the Curriculum
June 10, 2014
“What would it be like if you were to teach a civil war unit using restorative justice as an essential question on which to focus?”
The Political Rise of Restorative Justice
March 27, 2014
Restorative justice is not just some pipe dream placebo–it’s a time and money saver and stats don’t lie: recidivism drops significantly when restorative justice processes are employed.
International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education- March 2014 Update
March 26, 2014
We’re excited to be presenting a one day workshop, along with Nancy Riestenberg with the Minnesota Department of Education..