What are Restorative Practices?
Restorative practices are the principles and processes that provide the foundation for how our school operates. At their core, restorative practices are about building relationships and restoring relationships when harm occurs in the school community.
Five key principles provide the foundation for the MG21 school community:
Strong relationships between and among students and staff are central to community building.
All voices are valued and everyone has an opportunity to be heard.
HIGH SUPPORT/ EXPECTATIONS
Students are successful when teachers have high expectations with high support. In order to learn, teachers “do with” students rather than “do for” or “do to” students.
Accountability, responsibility and collaborative problem solving are key to addressing harms that occur.
When there is a “misbehavior,” we attend to the “harm done” rather than simply tell the student what school-imposed rule has been broken.