Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom
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Restorative Practices and Mindfulness combined help to develop students' social and emotional learning.
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Ms. Noonan: Morning Meeting

Ms. Noonan: Morning Meeting | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
A classroom morning meeting is a great daily routine for students and teachers. It is a class conference that sets the tone for a successful day.
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I like the feelings word wall. I also like the reflection piece. What did I do well yesterday and what could I do better today.
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The Hawn Foundation develops programs to help children find happiness and success in school and life.

The Hawn Foundation develops programs to help children find happiness and success in school and life. | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
The mission of The Hawn Foundation is to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to navigate the challenges of the contemporary world in order to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives.
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The Hawn Foundation is the publishers of the Mind Up Curriculum.

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5 Ways To Teach Children Mindfulness

5 Ways To Teach Children Mindfulness | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
This is the final post of Stress-Less Parenting Club's workshop on mindful parenting. This week, our leader Carla Naumburg explains how we can teach our kids mindfulness.
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It's important to think about the first point in this article, are we practicing and demonstrating mindfulness in our own lives? Great article!
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Mindfulness Could Make You Less Swayed By Immediate Rewards

Mindfulness Could Make You Less Swayed By Immediate Rewards | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
Mindfulness could help you to be less swayed by immediate rewards, a new study suggests.
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This shows how being mindful enhances intrinsic rather than extrinsic motivation. It connects this topic to some of my readings about awards and their effect on the child.
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Mindfulness In Schools - For the flourishing of young minds

Mindfulness In Schools - For the flourishing of young minds | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) is a non-profit organisation teaching secular mindfulness to pupils, teachers and parents using the .b (dot-be) courses, which are educational resources to enable the teaching of mindfulness in schools.
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Excellent resources for implementing mindfulness in schools.

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Restorative practices in schools: build community, strengthen relationships and repair harm

Restorative practices in schools: build community, strengthen relationships and repair harm | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
What are restorative practices? The term “restorative practices” was derived from a sector of the youth criminal justice system and is also a highly valued approach to problem solving in First Nati...
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Excellent resource for implementing restorative practices and classroom circles in schools.  I like the quote:

"In the circle, all participants, regardless of role, age or gender or other characteristics, are considered of equal importance, with equal voice."

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Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma

Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
Punishing children for misbehavior they don’t know how to control only adds to their suffering.
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Students suffering from trauma need to feel a sense of belonging. Punishing students for infractions during this time will not correct behaviour, but giving them an opportunity to feel connected to their classmates and schools through restoratives practices just might.
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Home - Forgiveness Project

Home - Forgiveness Project | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
Awareness Education Transformation Exploring the possibilities of forgiveness through real stories.
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Stories of everyday people living restorative lives.

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TEDxKC - Brené Brown - The Price of Invulnerability

TEDxKC talk synopsis: In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us feeling most vulnerable. Yet invulnera...
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The relationship between vulnerability and disconnection.

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Brené Brown: Listening to shame

http://www.ted.com Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a ...
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Shame stops us from being the person we think we can be. Shame is an epidemic and is connected to a variety of unwanted addications. Empathy is the true antidote to shame.        

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Restorative Practice

Restorative Practice | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
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Classroom circles are a great way to build empathy and a sense of belonging between students.  The restorative questions are critical to ensure relationships are rebuilt after harm has been caused. 

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Bringing Restorative Justice into schools (Tri-County Restorative Justice)

Bringing Restorative Justice into schools (Tri-County Restorative Justice) | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
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Restorative Practices offering an alternative to suspensions in Nova Scotia.  

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Restorative Practice

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First school district in Ontario to embrace restorative practice in all its schools.

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How Schools Can Benefit From Embracing Meditation

How Schools Can Benefit From Embracing Meditation | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it

Teaching students to meditate can help them be less stressed and more compassionate. But how many districts are ready to sign on?


Via Andrew Campbell
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Meditation gaining momentum in schools

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What's in Your Mindful Toolbox? Your Feet!

What's in Your Mindful Toolbox? Your Feet! | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
By early October the children have been taught four different secular mindfulness techniques. They have been encouraged to choose one technique that supports them in focusing their mind and calming their bodies.
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A unique way of practicing mindfulness in your classroom in a position other than sitting.
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Five Ways Neuroscience Will Change Education | Our Kids Blog

Five Ways Neuroscience Will Change Education | Our Kids Blog | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
Neuroscience isn't just for scientists anymore. The way experts study how children's brains develop over time is changing education overall.
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Why Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Students’ Learning

Why Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Students’ Learning | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
Mindfulness has the potential to be a very useful component because of its effectiveness in reducing emotional distress and promoting emotional balance, improving attention, and contributing to motivated learning.
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Great article on benefits of mindfulness. The article has a great idea to take class on a mindfulness walk - check it out!
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Restorative Practices: Building A Connected Community of Learners at SBartel's Blog

Restorative Practices: Building A Connected Community of Learners at SBartel's Blog | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
Sharing my learning journey
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The power of classroom circles within the restorative practices framework is explained succintly in this informative blog posting.

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Restorative Schools

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“Restorative Schools, by Ivan Webb: Improving Schools through Restorative Conversations (Restorative Schools is out!”
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Super curation on the topic restorative practices in schools.
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Restorative Classroom Practices – Communauté – Google+

Restorative Classroom Practices – Communauté – Google+ | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
“RT @Mr_Lister: G+ community: Restorative Classroom Practices http://t.co/1ANPxoingF looks to share content & connect #restorativepractices …”
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Google+ Community for educators using restorative practices to connect.
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Restorative Practices for Safe and Supportive Schools

Restorative Practices for Safe and Supportive Schools | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
K-12 curriculum, educational and homeschooling resources including lesson plans, blackline masters, teaching aids, curriculum guides and curriculum development, with a Canadian Studies focus.
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“Restorative approaches to conflict at school focus on personal accountability and repairing relationships. They have far reaching implications for social and emotional learning, character development and student achievement,” - Bill Hogarth

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Brené Brown at TEDxHouston

Dr. Brené Brown is a researcher professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, where she has spent the past ten years studying a co...
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The ability to feel connected is the most important physical trait we have.  Shame is the fear of disconnection. Blocking vulnerability also blocks joy, gratitude, and happiness. 

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UCSB "Voices" - Restorative Justice

From Nov. 4, 2005 -UCSB Series "Voices" - The Archbishop discusses Restorative Justice, which provides restorative healing. In view of the Truth & Reconcilia...
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Wow!  Kathy Hutchison is a much stronger person than I am.  This video shows the true power of restorative practice to rebuild broken relationships.  

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Impact of restorative practices already being felt

Impact of restorative practices already being felt | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
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Trillium Lakes School Board emphasizing the importance of working 'with' students rather then doing 'to'.  

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What is Restorative Practices | Restorative Justice | International Institute for Restorative Practices

What is Restorative Practices | Restorative Justice | International Institute for Restorative Practices | Restorative Practices in a Mindful Classroom | Scoop.it
The International Institute for Restorative Practices expanded restorative justice practices into an exciting new field of study. Come to a seminar near you!
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Defines the term 'Restorative Practice.'

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