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Our guest blog writers share insights and opinions on topics relating to restorative justice and relationship building.

May 26, 2020

(Pt. 5) We can see clearly now that we can't see clearly

Dorothy discusses how life, and our connections will be changing as the world begins to reopen.  Join the conversation in this NEW continuing blog series, "At This Time..."

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May 15, 2020

(Pt. 2) What Do I Really Believe About Humanity?


In the second part to our "At This Time..." blog series, Dorothy describes her thoughts about measuring as opposed to honouring others in our relationships.  Join the conversation in this NEW continuing blog series.

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May 19, 2020

(Pt. 3) A Conversation With Myself


In the third part to our "At This Time..." blog series, Dorothy describes big changes in her life, from leaving a job she loved, to better understanding the key principles and practices of restorative justice. Join the conversation in this NEW continuous blog series.

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May 21, 2020

(Pt. 4) Looking at myself in the 'mirror'


Dorothy discusses the importance of reflecting on who you are to ensure that you are living out your beliefs about humanity.  Join the conversation in this NEW continuing blog series, "At This Time..."

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May 13, 2020

(Pt. 1) Reaction or Response?


Dorothy Vaandering describes her hesitancy in responding too quickly to the needs and expectations of the new reality forced upon us by COVID-19.  Join the conversation in this NEW continuing blog series, "At This Time..."

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November 16, 2019

How Will We Know We Are Being Restorative?

In today's blog, our founder Dr. Dorothy Vaandering shares some helpful tips in tracking your own restorative behaviour and developing a critical mindset that puts relationships first.

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November 01, 2019

How Can We Honour Our Students Through Play-Based Learning?

In today's blog, our guest writer explores the connection between restorative justice in education and play-based learning. In order to work and learn together within play-based pedagogy, it is essential that students feel interconnected through healthy and nurtured relationships.

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May 19, 

October 22, 2019

The Solitary Man - Overcoming the Stigma of the Male Primary Teacher (Opinion)

In today's blog, we wonder if a culture of suspicion in the public psyche is measuring male primary school teachers against implicit biases and societal expectations, or are we truly honouring them as inherently valuable members of the whole school community?   

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Cogs and a Pencil
August 18, 2019

Should We Manage Student Behaviour?

In today's blog, the behaviour management protocol currently in place under the NLESD is critiqued.  Our guest writer explains that our behaviour management plans do not allow us to consider the context of the behaviour since a single protocol could never address the broad array of student reactions.

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Therapy Session
August 06, 2019

I Will Talk About Me:

Using the Restorative "I" Message

"I want to be brave and I want to share. But I also want to listen and to witness." This week's guest writer shares her experience with Restorative i-Messages in supporting healing, conflict resolution, and belonging.

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July 21, 2019

A Reflection on Implications of Restorative Justice Education on the Junior Youth Moral Empowerment Program

Our guest writer reflects upon her experiences using restorative justice practices with the Junior Youth Moral Empowerment Program.

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July 3, 2019

Restorative Justice in Picture Books:

Exploring Concepts

Using picture books as a reference point for others to speak about their own beliefs and values may act as a starting point that empowers students to direct their own learning and involvement in classrooms and schools through restorative justice in education.

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Be sure to check out more book recommendations through #RFBookClub

June 24, 2019

Rethinking Educational Engagement

Restorative justice in education may very well be a lifeline for our education system; an opportunity to repair harm created by policies that emphasize misbehavior and punishment.

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