We are learners of the WORLD and we CARE!
Our learning habits are: Wonder, Responsibility, Leadership, Determination, Compassion, Advocacy, Respect & Empathy
At Centennial Elementary, we are improving the way we teach students about problem-solving. The process we use is called “Restorative Practices (RP)”. The RP process collaboratively identifies the harm done by one’s actions and establishes a way to repair the harm. Schools using RP see shifts towards a more positive school culture, improved student-teacher relationships, and reduction in suspensions. When a conflict happens between students, we use RA to teach children the Five R’s: Respect, Responsibility, Repair, Relationship, and Reintegration.
Centennial staff have been trained on using RP to help students think about how their actions affect themselves and others, identify what part he/she is responsible for, and come up with ways to repair the harm or find solutions to the program. Teachers use RP in the classroom during Crew, using Restorative Dialogue, and helping students learn how to use RP to repair harm with each other on their own. When the conflict is more complex, or students aren’t able to repair harm on their own, trained adults are here to meet with students individually, and then together to guide them through the process.
Four Restorative Questions
Please feel free to contact Nicole Tembrock, Dean of Culture, for additional information or if you have questions about Restorative Approaches. Nicole_Tembrock@dpsk12.org or 720-424-8941