Monday, January 6, 2014

City Springs Uses Restorative Circles to Learn About Nelson Mandela

In this morning's weekly memo to staff at City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Principal Rhonda Richetta suggested using the following Restorative Practices circle topic about Nelson Mandela:
"Another circle topic I would like to suggest is something related to the life of Nelson Mandela. Perhaps one of Nelson Mandela’s most renowned quotes, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, would make an excellent circle topic or writing assignment. Age appropriate adjustments could be made to use the spirit of this quote for all of our students, regardless of grade. The principle of “forgiveness” could also be taught through teaching about the life of Nelson Mandela."
This is one example of how City Springs uses Restorative Practices every day to proactively build school culture and cohesion