Our guest blog writers share insights and opinions on topics relating to restorative justice and relationship building.
August 11, 2020
What WE need.
Guest blogger Geroge Sheppard discusses his own experience using restorative justice in education. This guest blog features real-life experiences from a K-12 school principal, explaining his goal of "what works best for us as a school", not "look what I did"
dorothy discusses that by changing "just one" thing, we can begin to dismantle the structures & systems around us that continue to be a benefit to some, but a burden to others. Join dorothy in the conversation in this NEW (continuing) blog series, "Now, NOT Later"
With the news of George Floyd's murder, news of the pandemic has seemed to lessen with a new focus being placed on racialized choking. Join Dorothy in the conversation in this NEW (continuing) blog series, "Now, NOT Later"
dorothy discusses creating new ways of being in this time of pain and suffering for many, by those with privilege giving up something to allow others to gain the freedom that they have been longing for and rightfully deserve. Join dorothy in the conversation in this NEW (continuing) blog series, "Now, NOT Later"
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.
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.
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..."
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.
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?
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.
"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.
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.
Pre-Service teacher, private music instructor, and Memorial University Education student Laura Barr explains how #LBRJEchat helped her understanding of restorative justice and the value of relationships.