By Nancy Riestenberg

Restorative practices are “what’s taking place” in faculties this day. This ebook, through one of many leaders within the box, attracts from real-life event in addition to the on hand literature. it really is entire yet useful and readable: it contains the why, the what, and the how. each instructor, each administrator—indeed many parents—ought to have this book.
— Howard Zehr, writer of adjusting Lenses and The Little ebook of Restorative Justice

Nancy Riestenberg has been some of the most articulate advocates of restorative justice in various contexts. Her paintings in colleges, in spite of the fact that, is unsurpassed in delivering educators with a wealth of information approximately why and the way 0 tolerance guidelines are counterproductive. most significantly, she is unsurpassed in giving university execs new instruments and exhibiting them the best way to use them. it's this hands-on work—not extra ideas or perhaps respectable policy—that indicates the promise in not less than slowing down the school-to-jail pipeline. … i feel that Nancy additionally bargains practitioners a “new concept” of self-discipline and studying that they could in actual fact comprehend and practice of their efforts to create peaceable faculties the place young ones and adolescence can actually learn.
— Gordon Bazemore, Director of the neighborhood Justice Institute at Florida Atlantic University

Circle within the sq. deals an insightful and sensible advisor to the advance of restorative measures in colleges in Minnesota. i will pay attention Nancy’s calm and reassuring voice in each web page, in each tale. … Of specific value, Minnesota’s collaborative trip illustrates how using Circles, as a restorative degree, has shifted from a disciplinary reaction to a pedagogical foundation.
This booklet deals a wealthy treasure of news, insights and guidance for perform, written with wit, knowledge and integrity. Circle within the sq. will contact the lives of many of us and may consultant us in restoring secure, fit, and clever schooling structures for all children.
— Brenda Morrison, writer of Restoring secure university Communities

Even the main cynical critics of restorative techniques in faculties couldn't aid yet be moved via this e-book. Nancy has written a robust and compelling mix of analysis, overview, method, and tales that argues for using Circle and different restorative procedures. The tales are heartwarming and relocating and show a trust that children are in a position to making stable and clever offerings, of contributing in certainly worthy methods, and of being style, compassionate people once they are given the appropriate tactics and possibilities to house the problems that come up once we dwell in neighborhood. examining this was once like being within the room with Nancy telling those stories.
I wish this turns into obligatory examining for all educators.
— Marg Thorsborne, Restorative practitioner and coach, Australia

Nancy attracts on her wide adventure of operating with many alternative colleges for over fourteen years. She is helping them contain restorative techniques to self-discipline in addition to create a fit lecture room weather. … This e-book establishes why a restorative strategy is critical, and it truly is packed with sensible examples of the way to enforce it. university fogeys urgently want the muse and data during this booklet.
— Kay Pranis, coauthor of Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community

I love the way in which the e-book is filled with tales. Restorative perform fairly is all approximately ‘re-storying,’ giving us again the chance to percentage our personal tales in any given incident, and Nancy has jogged my memory of the ability of tale to arrive out to people’s hearts.
But we additionally have to connect to people’s minds, and Nancy does that too. … i am hoping [Circle within the sq.] is as extensively learn because it merits to be, for whether it is, i believe it is going to have a big impact at the lives of adults and youth, not just in Minnesota colleges but in addition some distance beyond.
— Belinda Hopkins, writer of simply colleges and The Restorative Classroom

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