Circle in the Square

Circle in the Square

Building Community and Repairing Harm in School

Book - 2012 | First edition
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"Nancy Riestenberg writes warmly and with long experience about the challenges facing school communities and how restorative measures--specifically Circles--create a safer space for learning and development for all. Using stories direct "from the hallways," she brings heart to subjects that are often divisive and controversial: bullying and other violence, suspension, drug use, staff conflicts, and more. Throughout the book, Nancy's focus is on strategies that actually work for the whole school community: students, parents, administrators, teachers, and the community in which they live."--Publisher's website.
Contents: Harm in schools
Restorative measures and violence prevention education
The restorative school: reaffirming, repairing, rebuilding relationships
Circles in schools: the basic elements
Components of the circle process
Teacher testimony
Teaching with intention
Using circles to repair harm
Circles inside and outside of the school: two case studies. Case study 1: St. Louis Park High School ; Case study 2: Yellow Medicine County Restorative Justice Program
The square within the circle
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Living Justice Press, c2012
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 371.19 R PBK
Characteristics: xix, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780972188678
0972188673

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