Restoring Community

As we prepare for our second live session, there are content areas for you to explore.

As with Session 1, think of this as a flipped-classroom model where you will spend about 2 hours learning new information before we meet to process that information during our live session together.

Please watch the videos below, read the excerpts provided from Restorative Circles in Schools, and use the questions to guide your learning. These questions are included simply to help you know where to focus your attention. Answers will not be collected.

Review from Live Session 1

Watch Social Discipline and Continuum Review (7:34) and read this excerpt from Restorative Circles in Schools.

As you are watching and reading, consider the following questions:

  • What are situations or stressors that may keep you out of the with box?
  • Is it possible to be restorative when the systems we work in are not restorative? 
  • What are ways you can use the informal part of the continuum in your daily life and practice?

Watch A Story about RP in a School (7:13). As you are watching, consider the following questions:

  • How was the informal end of the continuum used in the scenario?
  • How was conflict handled differently than with traditional discipline?
  • Do you think a suspension would still be warranted? if so, why?

Circle Applications

Watch Circle Applications (11:18) and read the excerpt from Restorative Circles in Schools.

As you are watching and reading, consider the following questions:

  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of using circles?
  • How can you proactively use circles?
  • What might a course content circle look like in your class?
  • How could you use a circle to respond to an incident in your class?
  • How can you use a circle to brainstorm new ideas?
  • How can you use circles with your colleagues?

Critical Issues in Using Circles

Watch three of the following six videos demonstrating restorative circles, and read the excerpt from Restorative Circles in Schools.

As you are watching, refer to page 125 and consider:

  • What are the critical issues you notice in each clip?
  • What was your reaction to the questions asked?
  • What question(s) would you ask next?
  • What situations do you want to plan circles for?
 
Get to know you circle
Course content circle
Feedback circle
Definition of success
Check-in circle

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