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Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices in Thompson School District 

Restorative Practices is defined as a set of guiding principles for the school community, which sees relationships as central to learning, growth and an equitable, respectful school culture. It is not a program, curriculum, or specific activity. (Restorative Solutions 2021)

In TSD we are committed to offering a multi-tiered Restorative Practices approach in all schools. The result of this approach is a community that (1) is committed to building and sustaining positive relationships, (2) encourages collaborative problem solving processes to address and repair harm, and (3) fosters a safe and inclusive school community. 

Ways in which TSD supports the implementation of Restorative Practices:

  • ongoing professional development and support (PBIS, Restorative Practices, Trauma Informed, Social Emotional Learning)

  • implementation of various connection circles (Peacekeeper, Peace Circle, Morning Meeting, Connection Circles, Problem Solving Circles…)

  • use of restorative language

  • facilitation of mediations to solve problems

Please reach out to Jodi Wardlow for more information