You have now been introduced to the idea of using restorative practices when students don’t comply.
Think about the opportunities you have in your teaching space to test restorative approaches with your students.
Have a look at the list of punishments/consequences that you use that you made a note of on Step 5.4. Identify opportunities for restorative options within your list. Redraft the list with this in mind. How can you shift the focus of your negative consequences to give learners opportunities to repair and restore?
How can you make the consequences you use purposeful, as opposed to punishment for punishment’s sake?
Refine your stepped consequences approach to make sure it is as simple as possible.
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