Independent thinking on restorative practice : building relationships, improving behaviour and creating stronger communities
A practical and inspiring introduction to the use of restorative practice in schools in order to improve behaviour, foster a more caring culture and forge relationships that work. For those educators who are uncomfortable with the punitive world of zero tolerance, isolation booths and school exclusions, Mark Finnis one of the UK's leading restorative practice experts is here to show you that there is another way. Drawing on his many years' experience of working with schools, social services and local government across the country, Mark shares all you need to know about what restorative practice is, how it works, where to start and the many benefits of embedding it in any educational organisation that genuinely has people at its heart. From coaching circles and the power of doing things 'with' (and not 'to') children and young people, to moving your values off lanyards and posters and into the lived experience of every member of the school community, readers will discover how restorative practice when done well can transform every aspect of school life. Independent Thinking on Restorative Practice is one of a number of books in the Independent Thinking On series from the award-winning Independent Thinking Press.