Often we focus on how restorative practices can change our students and school climate. But it can also change us . . . those responsible for implementation. One Cohort 2, year 3 administrator tells his/her story.
“Restorative practices has affected me personally by changing the way I interview and question kids about behaviors by using restorative questioning techniques.
This has affected me by creating a shift from punitive actions and a ‘remember what you did’ mindset to working to develop a sense of community and responsibility. This has led to a more productive and trusting relationships with students and parents.
It has changed the way I interact with my own children.”
How has restorative practices affected you personally?