In the peace room, we are here to support the incredible work you do as educators. As Restorative Justice Practitioners, if there is anything at all that you need from us, please let us know. As we go through this journey of working with you to create a restorative culture at Morrill, we are hoping the future brings fewer conflicts that lead to physical fights, overall improvements in behaviors and attitudes of the students as well as improvements academically.
What can we do to help you?
Restorative Justice Trainings
Please email me if you are interested in coming to a special training session to learn about ways you can incorporate RJ practices and circles in to your classroom.
What is your involvement in Restorative Justice?
We would like to see more teachers and administration getting involved in Restorative Justice, and in the Peace Room. Please let us know how we can help make this happen!
What does Restorative Justice look like in the classroom?
Please let us know if you are interested in having morning check-ins, peace circles, or talking circles in your classrooms. We can arrange for a peace keeper to help you facilitate these circles.
Some info on RJ
Restorative Justice in Schools
Restorative Justice is a set of practices and values that holistically prevents and repairs harm, builds community and relationships resulting in a positive, supportive school climate.
How does RJ impact a school? Students? The community? Check it out!
Peace Circles for Re-Entry
Has one of your students been suspended?
Before a student re-enters your classroom after having been suspended we would like to facilitate a peace circle with them. This will make their transition back into the classroom smoother for everyone. These circles will automatically be scheduled when a student is suspended. This circle will take about 10-15 minutes, and will take place the morning they return from suspension. If a student has returned from suspension without a visit to the peace room, please reach out to the peace room staff.
Peace Circles are not just for conflict
We will focus on a preventative approach to Restorative Justice this year and will work to increase social emotional intelligence that if left unmet could lead to conflict.
Circles can be used to address issues your students face like; racial/ cultural tension, sexuality, gender, or relationship building needs.
Please refer your student to the peace room by clicking here, for these types of issues as needed.
Remember, we encourage you to join us when you can.
No students are allowed in the peace room without adult supervision. Students, who are to be in the peace room, will ALWAYS be picked up by an adult. Students are not to be sent to the peace room because of a discipline issue. Please contact security for any discipline issue that cannot be handled in the classroom. If a student is brought to the peace room by security, or administration, we will do our best to email you a.s.a.p. to let you know the status of the student. If you have not received an email, and you have a student who has not returned, please email Myra Taylor. The rules of the peace room are set in place for the safety of students, and staff. Please work with us so that we can have a safe and successful 2016-2017 school year!
Meet our Peace Keepers