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Voice and choice in learning

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Model Program, Schools

Giving students voice and choice is essential to creating engaged learners. In a restorative classroom, learning is a shared responsibility between the students and the teacher — a natural extension of CSF Buxmont’s restorative culture.

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Bullying resolved with restorative questions

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Europe, Schools, Video

In this video, a principal in an Irish secondary school describes a serious bullying incident between two 12-year-old boys that was resolved satisfactorily through the asking of restorative questions.

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Workplace leaders model a new approach

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Canada, Leadership

IIRP Canada and partners are supporting new standards for psychological health and welfare in the workplace, with exciting implications for the application of restorative practices

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October-November 2014 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in News Roundup

Restorative hubs launched in Chicago, research on restorative practices’ potential to reduce racial discipline disparity in schools, Restorative Justice Week video, plus much more about schools, justice and the community.

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Seventh graduating class champions restorative practices

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in IIRP Graduate School

The IIRP Graduate School Class of 2014 is taking what they’ve learned out into the world and making it a better place.

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Presentations and videos from the 17th IIRP World Conference

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Europe, IIRP Graduate School, Video

Download papers, slides and handouts from breakout sessions and watch video of all three plenary sessions at the October 27-29 conference.

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Ted Wachtel to retire as IIRP President

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in IIRP Graduate School, Leadership

Ted Wachtel, President and Founder of the International Institute for Restorative Practices, has announced his intention to retire from the presidency in June 2015, at the end of the IIRP Graduate School’s academic year. Ted will continue to pursue the sort of visionary restorative projects that have been his hallmark, which the IIRP will support and report on.

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Pittsburgh in groundbreaking project to make schools safer

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Schools

To make their schools safer, the leadership of Pittsburgh Public Schools, like those in several other school districts across the country, is embarking on a watershed project to implement restorative practices in 25 schools during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.

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Chicago fights school-to-prison pipeline restoratively

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Schools

Ten years of grassroots organizing and practice have raised community awareness and helped demonstrate the effectiveness of restorative justice. Now Chicago schools are moving to create a restorative culture.

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Bullying: Should people meet face-to-face?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Schools, Video

In this short video, IIRP Instructor Lee Rush, a member of the International Bullying Prevention Association board, recommends giving children in school who have been bullied input on how they want to resolve incidents.

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