How do we build and maintain
healthy relationships in schools?
The most profound learning occurs when there is a healthy
relationship between teacher and student.
Restorative Practices assists teachers, students and parents to build,
maintain and restore relationships.
Restorative Practices will help build capacity to enable students to self
regulate behaviour and contributes to the improvement of learning outcomes.
One strategy proving to be currently very effective in helping achieve
this is the development and adoption of a school mantra.
This mantra is known by students, school staff and parents. It can become
a core belief to guide behaviour.
Below is an example of a mantra for students, staff and parents:
We agree to be safe respectful learners
who build maintain and restore relationships
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RESTORATIVE POSTERS I & II
These two A3 posters (cartoons and questions) are ideal for upper primary and secondary school classrooms and administrator offices.
Through a common scenario, the story of harm and repair in relationships is told through the eyes of perpetrator and victim.
RESTORATIVE POSTER - Three Key Questions.
This A2 poster has been designed for Kinder to Year 2 classrooms.
At a glance the crucial message of harm and repair is conveyed in word and text.
RESTORATIVE QUESTION CARDS
These double sided business size cards are distributed to teachers, students and parents and offer ready access to a new way of engagement, 'When things go wrong', or 'When someone is hurt'.
These double sided cards have been designed from comments from high school students who have stated what works for them. Along with the three key restorative questions, these student comments form the basis of these student guides.