Punishments such as detention and suspension only aggravate issues such as bullying, violence, and poor academic performance. While student safety is a number one priority, the use of restorative practices to create safe and supportive learning environments can prevent issues like bullying, violence, and poor academic performance.
AWE acknowledges and believes that relationships are central to the building our school community.
AWE believes all voices are valued and equal.
AWE is committed to focusing on how to repair relationships rather than pointing out which rules were broken.
AWE believes collaborative problem solving is best.
AWE will be utilizing restorative practices on daily basis. Everything from how we talk to each other to when we use restorative circles- everything will be rooted in a restorative framework.
Explicit instruction on the restorative practices continuum will be provided to students. Additionally, the following two resources, created by Tacoma Whole Child Wednesdays Project, will be used.