August 6, 2019

Article Writer: Renee Farrell

Blog Editor: Mark Barry

As I explored the concepts of restorative justice through my graduate course, I experienced strong emotions. Though there are many reasons for these emotions, I will focus on how my socio-economic status has made me feel vulnerable. It still defines me and is a part of me. I fight against my instincts to...

August 1, 2019

#RFBookClub Book Review: Creating Restorative Schools by Martha A. Brown

By Adrien E. Doucet

Blog Editor: Mark Barry

Creating Restorative Schools by Martha A. Brown is a comprehensive overview and guide for shifting school cultures away from punitive structures and towards a framework for school communities that are inspired by and honour the philosophies of...

July 21, 2019

In this article, I will focus on how Restorative Justice can operate within the context of my current work with a moral education program called the Junior Youth Moral Empowerment Program (JYMEP) or simply, Junior Youth Groups, for youth ages twelve to fifteen.

I will draw on recent literature that explores how teachers are using Restorative Justice Educat...

July 8, 2019

 Blog Editor: Mark Barry

For the first #RFBookClub Author Spotlight, it is fitting that we highlight the works of Brené Brown for her contributions to the field of restorative justice education.   A research professor and self-described storyteller, her books concentrate on self-development using the power of vulnerability, daring to change, and building m...

July 3, 2019

 Blog Editor: Mark Barry

Using The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education (2016) by Kathy Evans and Dorothy Vaandering, I have begun to process how picture books can contribute to the conversation around nurturing healthy relationships, creating just and equitable learning environments, and repairing harm and transforming conflict. Each of the pi...

June 24, 2019

Blog Writer: Cavell Smith-Mason

Blog Editor: Mark Barry

     Educating children is a magnificent challenge that is tremendously rewarding, gratifying and profitable. Our society is aware of the challenges in our schools: student misconduct, bullying and absenteeism. These challenges are met with behavior policies that emphasize a one size fits all approach...

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