Relational-Restorative Practices

  • Relational-Restorative Practices is a differentiated relational approach used to manage and assist students with improving their behavior performance.

 

  • It has TWO MAIN COMPONENTS:
    • PROACTIVE “RELATIONAL” METHOD:
      • FOSTER MEANINGFUL/GENUINE relationships and building a sense of community and belonging. 
    • RESPONSIVE METHODS:
      • Address conflict, confrontation, and violations of RELATIONSHIP agreements while attempting to avoid exclusionary consequences and zero tolerance policies.
    • Just as differentiated instruction entails using an array of means for meeting students instructional needs, restorative practices offer educators an array of means for meeting a students emotional, behavioral needs.