Do you ever talk to yourself? Who are talking to?

As I was driving into work today – where I think up the best blogs.  Naturally, this same genius never happens when I am actually at my laptop.  I was mulling over some recent evaluation form comments, they were giving me feedback that students did not like the spiritual aspect of a recent Safe Teen…

I can’t get very far from blogging, speaking from the heart.

I did a recent post that was speaking from the heart, it was about my relationship to my work right now.  It feels good to write and there is something about sharing in a way to think it could help others.  When I didn’t post for two days this week, it was on my mind. …

Second graders solving problems, with Circle process.

Catherine teaches and engages students with School-based Restorative Justice and Classroom Circles.  She shares this story:   Another problem solving circle today in second grade. Students came in from the playground today after noon recess upset with the behavior of two classmates. It turns out that two youngsters were teasing and chasing one of the…

Another example of School-based Restorative Justice, elementary Circle story

Here is another story of School-based Restorative Justice.  Catherine has been teaching for over 20 years and has found Restorative Justice Circles to be  powerful and effective addition to her classroom and teaching!  This story is another highlight of the wonderful outcomes.  After you read this, imagine for a moment, if the formal approach was…

The future Restorative Justice Practitioner!

Yesterday I spoke to a group of praciticum students, future school psychologists.  I really hope that the magic they experienced in the Circle process will transfer to possibilities for them in the future.  I hope they realize that this is a tool they can use themselves with students. I started the session with a talking…