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The Continuum of Restorative Practices in Schools: An Instructional Training Manual for Practitioners

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Margaret Thorsborne, Dave Vinegrad Australian author

  • The Continuum of Restorative Practices in Schools

224 pages
ISBN: 9781839970412

An instructional manual on restorative justice in schools from world-leading experts; The Continuum of Restorative Practices in Schools 'how to' guide offers guidance on the issues of carrying out restorative practices, including coping with day-to-day problems, and offers worksheets for practical daily use.

Beginning with challenges to orthodox thinking about behaviour change, it goes on to describe a multitude of approaches to respond to minor incidents in school settings, then takes a close look at using restorative approaches to bullying, before it finally focuses on the formal end of the continuum (including conference preparation and facilitation). This book is reflective of the evolution of processes and responses from the most serious of incidents through to minor everyday issues, making this an essential resource for all school staff.

Table of Contents




Part A.

  1. Restorative Approaches and Changing Behavior;
  2. Proactive Classroom Meetings;
  3. Classroom Conferencing;
  4. Conversations along the Continuum: Keeping the small things small

Part B.

  1. Decision making: responding to serious harm;
  2. Conference preparation;
  3. Facilitating the conference;
  4. Managing the Emotional Dynamics;
  5. After the conference;

10. Responding to bullying;

11. What if?


  • Conference Preparation checklist
  • Information for conference participants
  • Sample Letter to Parents
  • Formal Conference Scrip
  • Informal Conference Script
  • No Blame Classroom Conference Script
  • Incident -based Classroom Conference Script
  • Conference Agreement (blank)
  • Conference Evaluation Sheet
  • Asking good questions
  • Recommended Reading and Resources
  • About the Authors