Foreword by Graham Robb. Introduction. Section 1. A Whole School Approach. 1. Restorative Practice Explained. 2. Restorative Practice in Schools. 3. The Restorative School - Begin with the End in Mind. Section 2. Managing the Change Process. 4. Understanding the Change Process. 5. Why Change Fails. 6. Change is an Emotional Process. 7. Elements of Effective Change Processes. 8. The Importance of Leadership. Section 3. Making it Happen: An Implementation Guide. 9. Overview. 10. Getting Ready for Change. 11. Getting the Ball Rolling: Overcoming Inertia. 12. Implementing and Embedding the Change. Conclusion. Appendices. References. Recommended Reading and Helpful Websites.
Explains what has to happen in a school in order for the approach to discipline to become truly restorative
Margaret Thorsborne is the Managing Director of Transformative Justice Australia (Queensland) and Thorsborne and Associates in London, UK, a company committed to improving the way people relate to each other in the workplace, schools and other communities. She lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Peta Blood is the Managing Director of Circle Speak, a company committed to making a difference in workplaces, communities and schools. She lives in Sydney Australia. Both authors have a long history in the implementation of restorative practice in schools, both as pioneers, trainers, practitioners and authors. Together they co-founded Restorative Practices International (RPI), the world's first international membership organization for restorative practitioners.
We know children need caring relationships, healthy communities and
a way to fix their mistakes, but how do we get everyone in the
school community building relationships and community, and offering
help, all at the same time? Blood and Thorsborne have gathered the
research on implementation, molded it into useful insights and
provided practical direction in this clear and helpful book -- a
book every school administrator should read. To be committed to
school change, one has to first understand change. Using the
insights of change theorists and their own pioneering experiences,
Marg and Peta provide that essential understanding. -- Nancy
Riestenberg, School Climate Specialist, Minnesota Department of
This book is an inspiration. It is the natural successor to the first generation of books that set the scene by explaining what restorative practice looks like in a school setting. The book addresses the challenge many educators face after the initial excitement of their first restorative skills training course -- how to spread the insights and the practice across their school community? Drawing on their wealth of experience, Marg Thorsborne and Peta Blood explain what the pitfalls are likely to be, and how to overcome them. They bring insights from the field of change management which are invaluable, and they offer case studies from schools all over the world to give weight to their message.I have no doubt that this book will become the core text for all those leading or supporting schools on their restorative journey. I can hardly wait to make use of the numerous practical ideas and resources that are provided with colleagues in the field.-- Belinda Hopkins, Director, Transforming Conflict, National Centre for Restorative Approaches in Education, UK