- A better approach to school discipline (Principal, a publication of the National Association of Elementary School Principals)
- The power of the circle (Educational Leadership)
- Restoring community and trust (Principal Leadership, a publication of the National Association of Secondary School Principals)
- Rethinking student discipline (American Educator, Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, p. 43)
- Building safer, saner schools (Educational Leadership)
- Restorative practices: Giving everyone a voice to create safer saner school communities (The Prevention Researcher)
- Restorative approach in schools: Systemic approaches to building positive school climates (Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice)
Articles and Videos
- In a Chicago public school, we've found a better way than guns to keep the peace: Magdalena Pagan, an educator in Chicago's West Side, writing in the Chicago Sun Times, makes the case for arming schools - with restorative practices.
- Restorative practices play a vital role in San Francisco classrooms: San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Vincent Matthews, writing in the San Francisco Examiner, explains how.
- Pinellas County schools try 'restorative' approach to deal with racial disparities: Using trainers trained by the IIRP, the Florida district aims to implement restorative practices district-wide.
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools replacing suspensions with ‘restorative’ conversations: Three years into the project, out-of-school suspensions have dropped 72%.
- How to practice restorative justice in schools: Education Week‘s Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo examines restorative practices and what it looks like in schools.
- New York City school suspensions fell 17% in 2014-15, officials say: The New York Times reports that the city plans to spend $3 million on restorative practices implementation to further reduce this figure.
- In school discipline, intervention may work better than punishment: The Seattle Times takes an in-depth look at the use of restorative practices in schools across the country.
- Making misbehavior a teachable moment: San Francisco United School District Superintendent Carlos A. Garcia describes restorative practices in a San Francisco Examiner opinion piece.
- A front page article in the Toronto Star looked at the success of restorative practices in Toronto public schools.
- “Voices in the Family” radio show features discussion on restorative practices in a Philadelphia middle school.
- Discipline infractions drop at Freedom and Liberty high schools (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania).
Read more at the IIRP Press Page.
Schools resolve conflict by getting kids to talk things out - opens in new window (PBS News Hour)
In this 9-minute video, students, teachers and administrators from West Philadelphia High School explain the impact of restorative practices implementation.
Teachers and administrators at Pinellas County Public Schools in Florida share what they appreciate about restorative practices talking circles.
SaferSanerSchools™ Instructor Lee Rush talks about how restorative practices and bullying prevention may work together.
A Milwaukee school shares how they are working with students and staff to take responsibility for implementing talking circles.
Beyond Zero Tolerance documents the implementation of restorative practices in several schools in the U.S.A., the Netherlands, and Hull, England.
Voice of America looks at the impact of the SaferSanerSchools™ program at a school in Baltimore, Maryland.
SaferSanerSchools™ was launched in San Francisco Unified in a number of pilot schools after which the IIRP trained trainers who have continued to roll out restorative practices across the district. (Video by Mark Wieser of Treehouse Digital Video for SFUSD.)
Peel School District in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how restorative practices can be used as an integral part of teaching and learning.
- Emotions help steer students’ learning, studies find (EdWeek)
- Brief intervention to encourage empathic discipline cuts suspension rates in half among adolescents (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
- Effective classroom management strategies and classroom management programs for educational practice (GION onderwijs/onderzoek)
- Social emotional learning in high school: How three urban high schools engage, educate and empower youth (Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education)
- Colorado school discipline improves after state passes law emphasizing restorative practices.
- University of Minnesota research demonstrates the positive impact of restorative conferencing for students facing expulsion at Minneapolis Public Schools.
- San Francisco United School District cuts suspensions in half with restorative practices.
- A national report from New Zealand shows that restorative practices are key to student engagement and achievement.
- The social structure of criminalized and medicalized school discipline, an academic study of 60,000 schools in over 6,000 districts finds evidence of racial disparity in discipline (Sociology of Education)