I’ve been a proponent of restorative practices from the start. Restorative practices are designed to strengthen the most important infrastructure that supports your school. Your school is supported by a physical infrastructure, a financial infrastructure and a policy infrastructure. But the most important infrastructure is the web of relationships that create the climate in your school building.
Restorative practices are about nurturing strong relationships, and healing them after something goes wrong. Punitive practices don’t do that. In fact, punitive practices often damage that relationship infrastructure.
The third annual conference on Restorative Practices, sponsored by the National Educators for Restorative Practices and ED311, will take place on November 4th and 5th at the Irving Convention Center. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to speak at this conference this year. I hope to see you there.
Go to www.ed311.com/events to register.
DAWG BONE: SEE YOU IN IRVING!
Tomorrow: A duct tape case.