Restorative Classroom Practices is a framework for creating a restorative environment in a classroom community. It strives to promote community, acceptance, and belonging in a safe environment the works at strengthening relationships and repairing harm.

Restorative Practice is:
- Respectful (Distinguishing behaviour from the person)
- Fair (engaging, with explanations and clarifying expecations)
- Restorative by repairing harm and building relationships

It will
- Develop Empathy (through reflection, insight, and learning)
- Enhance responsibility and accountability
- Support positive behavioural change and the strengthening of relationships

(borrowed from International Institute for Restorative Practices Canada - IIRP)


Some links to help you understand the philosophy of Restorative Practices:

The Restorative Practices Framework (IIRP)

What is Restorative Practices? (IIRP)

Restorative Practices: Values and Key Principles (HULL Center for Restorative Practices)

What are Restorative Practices (Bethel College)