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…that students, staff, and the school can benefit from restorative practices?

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Restorative practices have been associated with improvements in students’ perceptions of disciplinary fairness and overall school climate and improved relationships. Restorative practices have also been associated with reductions in racial/ethnic disparities in disciplinary outcomes. All members of a school community can benefit from restorative practices.

Students can benefit from:

Students
  • learning that inappropriate behavior may violate rules but it also harms real people
  • learning how to take responsibility for their behavior
  • learning that they can make things right

Teachers can benefit from

Teacher
  • improved teacher-student and student-student relationships
  • investing time in relationship building to reduce time lost to behavioral incidents and behavioral redirection

Schools can benefit from

School
  • improvements in school climate
  • reductions in racial/ethnic disparities in discipline
  • fewer disciplinary infractions