Capstone Project Title
Students have the right to feel safe, loved, and valued in every school. Schools worldwide are shifting their approaches to discipline and classroom management by forgoing zero-tolerance policies and exclusionary practices. Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) is a growing movement taking the place of traditional forms of discipline. Restorative justice is more than just a buzzword. It is a way to transform learning communities, relationships, and classrooms. From personal experiences in the classroom and throughout my research, the author was encouraged to provide more teachers with resources to implement restorative justice practices into their classrooms. The question, How can Restorative Justice practices be utilized to create a positive classroom climate in a K-2 setting? anchored my research and project. The website breaks down RJE into four areas of learning. History of RJE, Circle keeping, restorative language, and conflict resolution. The website guides teachers through each of the four sections by highlighting prominent voices, honoring personal reflection, and showing videos of practices in action. Through the use of this website, teachers have the opportunity to learn about RJE at their own pace and time. With more teachers implementing restorative practices, schools will begin to transform into positive learning communities where everyone feels valued and worthy.
Classroom Management, Reflective Practice, Social Justice, Teachers/ Teaching
Brown, Ella, "How Can Restorative Justice Practices Be Utilized To Create A Positive Classroom Climate In A K-2 Setting?" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 693.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects