The 4-H Pledge promotes Restorative Justice Teaching

The 4-H pledge I pledge My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and My health to better living, For my club, my community, my country, and my world. Do I ever love my Dad for being a 4-H leader.  My Grandparents started the 4-H club the Ramis…

Tip of the Week – Talking Pieces

I had a student approach me and comment on the 14 pages in Kay Pranis’s book “Peacemaking Circles” dedicated to the talking piece.  It was a good reminder for me.  I have gathered a variety of talking pieces and my favorites are the ones that other people give me.  Introducing a talking piece is a…

All relationships are bilateral

I use this statement about restorative justice, since RJ is so much about the relationships.  All relationships flow both ways.  I believe what we put into the flow comes back to us. I learned a great deal from someone lately.  I didn’t expect to be so educated or enlightened by this person.  I felt like…

Why I love training, teaching and facilitating workshops

The great people at CESA 7, Chris and Amy recently hosted another Restorative Justice training.  A one-day overview of Restorative Justice in schools was held in Green Bay.  Together 18 of us took a good look into the philosophy and background of Restorative Justice in Schools.  We did a demonstration Circle, my favorite part of…

Circles in my week

Here is a review of Circles that I held this week and a few of the outcomes.   I hope that you can pick up some tips or see the power of using this process.  Post an example of your own Circle! College Class Circle – I have 19 students in my UWRF Class – Introduction…

Teaching In Circle

I teach one class a semester at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.  The first class I taught was the Spring semester 2008 and the class that started on September 8 is the second group of students.  Next semester I will teach an advanced class in Restorative Justice. I love teaching this because we…