Restorative practices in schools

Restorative practices in schools are rooted in restorative justice principles, aiming to replace punishment with a focus on building supportive classroom communities. Clear agreements, authentic communication, and conflict resolution tools are used to address issues constructively. These practices involve bringing together those affected by misbehavior to engage in dialogue, achieve understanding, and reach agreements for repairing harm. Besides promoting fairness and justice, restorative approaches contribute to safer schools and support social and emotional learning.