Back to School Post Pandemic Through Restorative Practice

Building Community in the Classroom Post Pandemic Through Restorative Practice

Are you thinking about the return to in-person learning and what skills are needed to build community in our post-pandemic classrooms?  Are you invested in creating stronger relationships in your educational environment through the use of restorative practices? At the International Institute for Restorative Practices Canada, we can HELP! RESTORATIVE PRACTICES for EDUCATORS RESTORATIVE PRACTICES for EDUCATORS training provides a …

Consequence Versus Punishment - IIRP Canada

Consequence vs. Punishment

By Peggy Barrette, IIRP instructor and retired principal Punishment, according to a quick search, is defined as “the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense.” (source, retrieved March 3, 2021).  The words associated that appear with this search are penalizing, punishing, disciplining, retribution, damnation, and chastising – YIKES! I have always been uncomfortable with this idea …

Reducing Math Anxiety Utilizing Restorative Practices Approaches - IIRP Canada

Reducing Math Anxiety Utilizing Restorative Practices Approaches

By Angela Green, Educational Consulting Many leaders in education have highlighted the importance of establishing collaborative communities for teaching and learning mathematics. In recent years there has been a lot of research addressing the common occurrence of math anxiety and its negative impact on teaching and learning math.  Specifically, experiences where there has been a focus on speed and reaching …