Featuring the best of the weekly Restorative News and Tips, this page is divided into four sections: (a) Restorative Foundations; (b) Building Community and Skills; (c) Addressing Issues; and (d) Getting to the Roots of Conflict. Colorful one page handouts of many of the tips are available for downloading as a PNG or PDF. Feel free to use and share.

Foundations: What Is Restorative?

Tier 1: Building Community

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180 Questions PDF

Tier 2: Addressing Sticky Issues

Tier 3: Getting to the Roots of Conflict


Talking to kids about shootings (updated after Santa Fe)

How three restorative practices reduced discipline numbers in one school (Jan 2017)

The three secrets of restorative leaders (Feb 2017)

Being a light for yourself and others (Feb 2017)

What does it mean to give the “right supports”? (Feb 2017)

Can you pass the plastic bag test of restorative resiliency? (Sept 2017)

What has the power to unite and transform? (Oct 2017)

Self-Compassion: how this uncommon practice will support you in tough times (Jan 2018)

Six ways to BEGIN or END the school year on a positive note (May 2018)

How a sloppy joe changed the way I teach (February 2017)

3 ideas for starting off the semester on a restorative note (Aug 2017)

Breaking good: 3 strategies that transform classrooms (April 2018)

Build Community Faster With These 9 Activities (Aug 2018)

Sadness as a way to experience more love – made an “essential read” by Psychology Today blog (March 2018)

Loving Kindness Meditation as a way to experience more love (March 2018)

Talking to kids about shootings (after Parkland)

Best week ever: a restorative conversation about cell phones in class (March 2018)

Getting past non-compliance: a true story (April 2018)

When colleagues are part of the problem

#1 Reason to partner with kids to problem solve sticky issues (yes- the world is getting more complex!) (September 2018)

How 4 mornings of dialogue transformed 2 months of misery (Nov 2016)

“You’re All Racist!” – A Restorative Circle About a Sign (April 2017)

HS students come together to heal after racial conflict (reprint) (Jan 2017)

A restorative comic strip about a conflict circle (by a 6th grader) (Sept 2017)

What is one way circles are tougher than giving consequences? (Oct 2017)

16 restorative tools and concepts from 2016

Happy birthday to Conflict 180 (my gratitude to YOU)


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