This book is so much more than a 'How To' manual for restorative practices in schools. By offering a continuum of responses it lays out a whole-school approach to the full range of relationship issues supported with excellent advice on decision-making and a powerful chapter on 'What ifs?' It also supports the development of a relationship-based approach to teaching and learning. Gold!
Still passionate about their work, Marg and Dave write with insight, generosity, compassion and understanding, distilling over 25 years of wisdom and experience into a seamless narrative that is a joy to read. The book is highly practical and is essential reading for both those new to the field and those with more experience.
Restorative trainers, trainees and practitioners will find this book invaluable. It is very much a manual - thoughtfully guiding the reader through the what, why and how of a range of school-based restorative processes. The scenarios are a great training resource and the case studies illustrate the sometimes messy reality of running restorative processes. A highly recommended and valuable resource.
Marg Thorsborne and David Vinegrad have harvested their experience, skills and learnings into a restorative book of knowledge! Each practice-while unique in real time-is presented with theoretical background and practical tips. Practitioners the world over will glean insight through comparison with their own context and practice.
A timely and essential handbook on Restorative Practice in schools by an expert team. Underpinned by decades of practice and research, this masterful guide offers a wealth of support to school communities so that they can build, repair and maintain relationships over the long-term for the benefit of all.