Restorative Practice at a Glance @ Farnsworth Upper

Restorative Practices Overview at Farnsworth
  • Restorative Practice is a collaboration between Saint Paul Public Schools and Saint Paul Federation of Teachers as part of a pilot program for 3 years starting in 2016-2017 school year. During 2016-2017 school year, 6 schools were selected and were provided with funding to support their journey with Restorative Practice. Farnsworth is excited to be selected and awarded to participate with the implementation of Restorative Practice.

    This is how it might look in our building:

    Tier 1 Circles: Building relationships & community

    Monday morning circles in all foundations classrooms

    First Impressions multicultural boys group

    8th grade WEB Leaders help lead circles with 6th grade foundations classrooms

    Community Building circles- Check in circles, values circle, classroom expectations, team building, celebration circles

    Teaching content in circle

    Professional Development offered to staff during opening week and throughout the year

    Introduction to RP for parents through our School Climate Improvement Team (SCIT) meetings held every 3rd Mondays of each month in the library.

    Tier 2 Circle: Problem Solving and Issue focused

    Repairing relationships at the first sign of things going wrong as needed.

    Repairing Harm/Conflict:

    Whole class repairing harm/conflict circles

    Student to Student

    Student to Staff

    Staff to Staff

    Parent to School

    Parent to Parent 


    Tier 3 Circles: Conflict/Harm

    Rebuilding relationships in those out of balance

    Circle of Understanding

    Repairing Harm Circles

    Healing Circles

    Resolving Conflicts Circles

    Reintegration Circles (Student readmits) 


    Restorative Practice - Guided monthly discussion topics

    September  -Values (hopes and dream circles)

    October- Bullying prevention & Kindness

    November- Voter-registration circles

    December- Goal setting circles

    January- Review expectation circles, mid year reflection

    February- Restorative Discussion

    March- Teaching in circle

    April- World cultures circle around diversity

    May- Celebration circles

    June- End of the year reflection

Posted by Saint Paul Public Schools on May 25, 2017