Restore360

January 5, 2018
“We have to talk about race, and how the racism that permeates our society is manifesting in our schools.  Because we are both the front line and last line of defense for millions of children.”Watch…
July 5, 2017
The other day I was asked about a situation that an advisor and her group of 10th graders had been struggling with all year.   While the advisor was relatively new to the school, the students had…
February 23, 2017
On February 22, the Trump administration rescinded the Obama administration’s helpful guidelines on transgender students.   Those guidelines, issued in 2016, directed public schools to allow…
December 23, 2016
When I was in Ohio a few weeks back, I visited four different middle schools that recently started implementing circles. I had been asked to do some modeling, so that teachers and counselors who were…
December 19, 2016
A few weeks ago in Ohio, several of the teachers I was coaching raised a concern I've heard before. It's about handling student emotions in a circle. "Was it safe to raise emotional issues in a…
November 5, 2016
Dionne Grayman, a Morningside Center staff developer, shares a brief moment in an NYC classroom where she is introducing community-building circles through our Restore 360 Program. One first step for…
July 19, 2016
The news of the police shootings in Dallas on July 6 was still unfolding Friday morning, as I was getting ready to co-facilitate a restorative circle with colleagues at Morningside Center. The circle…
March 20, 2016
"Everyone is needed for what they bring" is one of the seven core assumptions of restorative circles. We all have stories, perspectives and ideas to enrich each other's lives.  In circles, we are all…
February 25, 2016
Note:  This is the final post in a 3-part series on Trusting the Process. The series describes a four-day training session on restorative circles with a group of around 20 school staff members, some…
February 17, 2016
Note:  This is Part 2 of a 3-part blogpost. The series describes a 4-day training session on restorative circles with a group of around 20 staff members from a school, some of whom had reservations…