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Ms. Walawander from Buffalo NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Restorative Practice Circles led by BuffSci High School Students

My students need reference tools/books to use and share with our school community as they learn the power of Restorative Practices, specifically student led Restorative Circles.

  • $495 goal

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My Students

Training in Restorative Practices provide our High School students with references, tools, and exprerienc to expand Restorative Practices to their classrooms, school, family and community. Restorative Practice Circles led by high school students identify problems experienced while developing solution(s) as they engage students, teachers, administrators, family, and their community.

Restorative Practices initiated at our Buffalo High School during the 2017-2018 academic year produced significant improvements in school climate, including but not limited to increased attendance, decrease of misbehaviors thereby decreasing detentions, suspensions and expulsions.

My Project

Empowering high school students by strengthening their belief that they can impact future policy with voice and vote, within their school and community. BuffSci students have shown their commitment to affecting policy on gun control, school and community violence and have organizied and participatiting in our Stop the Killing: School Gun Violence Forum (May 22, 2018) and the National Walkout Day (April 20, 2018).

Restorative Practice Circles provide students the opportunity and forum to identify problems, find solutions and participate in future policy within school and community.

Books choosen provide our high school community with references and tools to develop student led Restorative Practice Circles to impact the future.

Ms. Walawander
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools: A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities • Amazon Business $37.94 5 $189.70
Making Things Right: Activities that Teach Restorative Justice, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Discipline That Restores Includes 32 Detailed Lesson Plans with Prepared Projections and Handouts • Amazon Business $20.00 5 $100.00
Unbroken Circles for Schools: Training Scenarios • Amazon Business $12.95 5 $64.75
The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Fostering Responsibility, Healing, and Hope in Schools (Justice and Peacebuilding) • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95

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