Remorse and forgiveness

During any day of Restorative Practices training, I regularly open up the floor for questions. Learning the RP Framework always requires some sense-making and contextualising of the key concepts … so we need to talk about that. Occasionally, somebody asks a question along the lines of “Well, this might work for some kids but there…

The Waiting Game

I’ve read and written a fair bit lately about Student Engagement. Being easily seduced by simplicity, I was determined to distil the volume of information about this subject down to something accessible and practical for educators. And so, my definition of engagement is just four visible pursuits. It’s students who are: Listening Speaking Thinking Doing…

Simplicity in action.

I’m exceedingly proud of Monmia Primary School in Melbourne as one of our Real Schools Partners over the last 3-4 years. My pride comes partly through their determination to embed Restorative Practices as the fundamental underpinning of their School Culture. In a recent visit, I was able to present them with a variety of genuine,…

What did I learn on the Kokoda Track?

I’ll admit to a little frustration with the Australian vernacular since I returned from a wonderful 9-day ordeal traversing the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guniea last week.  You see, people keep annoyingly asking me “How was the Track?”. It’s actually a very reasonable question and my frustration is borne mostly of just not having…

Take it and tweak it.

Whenever I finish a day of training with a school, I point them to the Real Schools Member Resources that they all have access to.  I’ve established a healthy bias for implementation in my work and these serve as a genuine resource for so many educators as they look to embed the principles we’ve learned…