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ERIC Number: EJ1235041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Proactive Circles: A Practical Guide to the Implementation of a Restorative Practice
Evanovich, Lauren L.; Martinez, Stephanie; Kern, Laura; Haynes, Rocky D.
Preventing School Failure, v64 n1 p28-36 2020
Schools are seeking additional ways to cultivate positive school climate and culture, address problematic behavior, and increase the social-emotional behavior competencies of students. Restorative Practices (RP) is a whole-school practice that emphasizes prevention and positive responses to challenging behavior that can be used across all settings and with all stakeholders. This article describes the foundation of RP and its implementation in schools, specifically focusing on an overview of Proactive Circles and its integration into Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS). Examples will be provided of how schools have implemented Circles for building classroom communities, teaching social skills, and problem solving and monitored for fidelity. Last, there will be a discussion regarding planning for implementing Circles as it fits within a PBIS framework.
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Language: English
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