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Chapter 1: Restorative School Discipline
This chapter presents an overall picture of the features that provide the foundation for a restorative discipline approach to school policies and practices. It also offers a process for planning and introducing restorative discipline in the school, along with providing essential information for sharing with the school community toward ensuring ownership of a whole-school approach.
This guide builds on a school ethos that we describe as “restorative school discipline.” Restorative school discipline is not an add-on program for the purposes of behavior management, nor does it provide just another tool in the toolbox for staff to use to deal with student behavior. In contrast, restorative school discipline represents a school culture that permeates all aspects of school organization and ...