Looking for Fundamental Circle Skills, join us in June.

Looking for Fundamental Circle Skills, join us in June.

Classroom & Community Circles based on Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Circle process require strong fundamental understanding and skilled teachers.  Catherine and I have years of teaching and circle keeping experience. This two-day training will provide insights and tools for Circle keeping.  Those attending will get clear and valuable tools for implementing and engaging Circles in…

Building the trust of school staff, using Restorative Justice Peacemaking Circles

I’ve been teaching teachers and school staff about using Restorative Justice in schools, since 2007.  Since that time, I’d like to think, I’ve gotten better at doing that.  I’m really thankful for all the people that have shared feedback, offered points of improvement and stayed in contact.  Over the years I’ve heard very positive stories…

Labels hurt. Restorativeness includes kindness to those that bully.

I stay away from the word “bully”.  I put in “bully behavior”.  Labels hurt people.  It’s hard to be called a name, its hard to be you, when a strong label has been applied.  My path to my views was influenced by a few things. I would not recommend doing this.  I kept a Circle…