Photo of the week – values

My best guess is 1,350 plates.  I put a brand new stack of 150 next to this stack, tried to accomodate that the big stack is less compressed.  I’ve missed the plates for a few circles.  Each plate has a value written on it, and by someone I’ve had the pleasure of being in Circle…

Students say Circles are important!

Imagine that the First Lady of your state (the Governors Wife) is visiting students in your alternative/charter school.  The students have an opportunity to share with her.  Are you nervous what students would say?  Curious? Yesterday I got an email with the subject line: Proud Moment.  I consider Kristin a friend of mine.  She was emailing…

Tip of the Week – Prepare!

Never underestimate the value of preparing! Another great quote I remember:  Failing to prepare, it to prepare to fail. Its very very important to remember to do this when facilitating Restorative Justice (conference or circle).  I love to do trainings and workshops, those are also important to prepare for.  Today I found myself preparing for one…

Full Circle Experiences

Have you ever had an ah-ha moment?  When things suddenly click into perspective.  What about an experience that suddenly made a past experience completely relevant? Synchronicity?  Finding the reason something else happened?  Let’s call those Full Circle Experiences. Here’s my first and might I add completely appropriate example. SCVRJP was founded by Keith Rodli and…