Restorative Displine: Ideas and Possibilities
What is restorative discipline?
Marilyn Armour, Ph.D., defines restorative discipline as “a relational approach to building school climate and addressing student behavior. The approach fosters belonging over exclusion, social engagement over control, and meaningful accountability over punishment.”
Why are we talking about restorative practices at KHS?
The Texas Education Agency recommends using restorative practices in schools in order to create more equitable discipline practices (Gerlach, Tennant & McKerlie, 2018). KHS is commited to creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all our students, and we recognize the need to grow and improve in campus discipline practices. This school year we will begin implementing ideas of restorative practice in order to consider the needs of our students, our famiies, and our community.
Where can you find more information?
This space is intended to provide weekly updates on restorative practices. The update will include three pieces: background information, community connection, and ideas for implementation at home. These short snippets of information will have links to more research and longer documents if you would like a deeper dive into restorative practices. Please check our website weekly for updates!