A certificated staff from El Vista shared her story using RP questions. “One boy shoved another into a girl, knocking her over. So I met with both boys. I asked Student A what happened. He told what he did. Student B agreed with his recounting of the event.
I asked Student A what he was thinking when he shoved Students B. He said, ‘I was just fooling around.’
Student B said what he needed to be made whole. He said, ‘An apology would be nice and a promise not to do it again.’
Student A apologized and agreed he wouldn’t push the other again.”
It may not always work out this simple, but often it does.
I’m wondering what happened to the girl who was knocked over. In this situation, the teacher could include all three children in the RP questions.
Have you used Restorative Practices Questions this week?
Story from Year 1 Training, Day 3, October 21, 2016.
Restorative Practices Questions cards can be ordered http://store.iirp.edu/restorative-questions-cards-pack-of-100/ 100 cards for $10.00. RP Questions poster is $8.00. Accessed 1/19/2017.