Restorative Communication (Affective Statements and Restorative Questions)
- Description: When conflicts happen, using restorative communication can help build safe and strong relationships.
- “Affective Statements” model ways of expressing needs based on how a person’s behavior affects others.
- “Restorative Questions” are helpful for adults to understand the student’s needs and to help the student problem-solve.
- Handout: Restorative Communication
- Description: Classroom circles build strong learning communities where everyone belongs, where everyone is seen, heard, understood and respected. Circles are used for building relationships, making agreements, problem-solving, discussing curriculum content, sharing perspectives, and resolving conflicts.
- Handout: Proactive Circles
- Handout: Responsive Circles
- Handout: Circle Guidelines
- Video: High School Community Building Circle
- Video: Elementary Community Building Circles – Glenview
- Video: Problem Solving Circle – Dublin
- Video: Conflict Resolution – PBS
- Video: Conflict Resolution – Pearl-Cohn HS