Restorative Circles

A guide to describe what Restorative Circles are and how they work

Resources Containing Essential Elements of Restorative Practices

  • Boyes-Watson, Carolyn & Kay Pranis.  Circle Forward:  Building a Restorative School Community. St. Paul, MN, Living Justice Press, 2015. 
  • Brown, Brenẻ.  Dare to Lead:  Brave Work. Tough Conversations.  Whole Heart. London, Penquin, 2018. 
  • Costello, Bob, et al.  Restorative Circles in Schools:  A Practical Guide for Educators, 2nd ed.  2010. Bethlehem, PA, IIRP. 2019.
  • ---.  The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians, and Administrators.  2nd ed.  2009.  Bethlehem, PA.  IIRP, 2019. 
  • Follestad, Berit and Nina Wroldsen.  Using Restorative Circles in Schools:  How to Build Strong Learning  Communities and Foster Student Wellbeing.  2017.  London, Jessica Kingsley, 2019.
  • Hicks, Donna.  Dignity:  Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict. New Haven, Yale UP,  2013.
  • ---.  Leading with Dignity:  How to Create a Culture that Brings Out the Best in People.  New Haven, Yale UP 2018.
  • Pranis, Kay.  The Little Book of Circle Processes:  A New/Old Approach to Circle Processes.   New York, Good Books, 2005.
  • Smith,  Dominique, et  al.  Better than Carrots or Sticks:  Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom  Management.  Alexandria, VA.  ASCD. 2015. 
  • Thorsbourne, Margaret and David Vinegrad.  Restorative Practices in Classrooms:  Rethinking Behavior Management. London, Routledge, 2013. 
  • Wachtel, Ted, et al.  Restorative Justice Conferencing:  Real Justice & The Conferencing Handbook. Bethlehem, PA. , IIRP, 2019.

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