Mediation and Restoration in Circle Time provides guidance on encouraging participation in the classroom and developing emotional literacy, using circle time in school and other classroom activities.
Mediation and Restoration in Circle Time
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Summary of contents
Evidence suggests that the processes of restorative justice and mediation can:
- improve the school climate by increasing understanding of rules
- build a community capacity to respond to problem behaviour
- increase the skills and self-awareness of all participants.
In this authoritative publication, Teresa Bliss applies her experience and expertise to the processes of circle time. The book not only provides guidance on organising circle time sessions, but also looks at the Every Child Matters agenda. It highlights how restorative justice and mediation can be advantageous both for increasing children’s participation and for developing their emotional literacy. It considers the specific skills of the two processes and explains how these can be taught in circle time.
Part One – Circle Time
Chapter 1 The Value of Circle Time
Chapter 2 Developmental Aspects of Circle Time
Chapter 3 When Things Go Wrong with Circle Time
Chapter 4 Planning for Circle Time
Chapter 5 Peer Support Schemes
Part Two – Themes for Developing Peer Support
Building Relationships and Group Co-operation
Feeling Safe and Friendship
Part Three – Becoming a Peer Supporter
Peer Support Schemes
Principles of Restorative Practices and Mediation
Considerations for School Leadership Teams
Recruitment and Training
Confidentiality and Boundaries
Maintaining the Peer Support Scheme
Training for Mediation
Training for Restorative Practices
Peer Mediation Training KS2
Peer Mediation Training Session KS2
Restorative Practice Training KS3
RP Training Session KS3
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