Translating the fundamental concepts in restorative practice into an explicit practice framework is essential in building better relationships for teaching and learning. Each of these practices impact the affective experience of the people in the community. The quality of the affective experience triggers all thoughts, actions and behaviors. A skillful and sensitive restorative practitioner will realize that all interactions with another person will facilitate an affective experience. The quality of that experience will set the stage for the next encounter. When you change the experience, you will change the story.
Lutheran Community Care Services in Singapore has been working from a restorative framework, which is enhanced by strength-based practice. The session will share how concepts like the social discipline window, fair process, affective conversation and growth mindset can be operationalized within the classroom and facilitate the buy-in of teachers and students to embrace restorative practice.