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 use a process called Restorative Practices (RP), also sometimes called Restorative Justice. RP promotes values and principles that use inclusive approaches for being in community. 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-student and student-teacher relationships, and a reduction in discipline incidents. When a conflict happens between students, we use RP 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 problem. Teachers use RP in the classroom, helping students learn how to use RP to repair harm with each other on their own. RP is also used at recess, lunch and throughout the school day. 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, Nicole_Tembrock@dpsk12.org , 720-424-8941 for additional information or if have questions about Restorative Practices.
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