To Curb Conflict, Colorado School Replaces Punishment with Conversation

To Curb Conflict, Colorado School Replaces Punishment with Conversation

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circle conversation-flickr-CC-Choconancy1At Hinkley High School in Aurora, Colorado, when students create problems or experience conflict, instead of getting suspended, they get together to talk, using a “talking circle”, or as they refer to it at Hinkley, a restorative circle. 

The results are promising.

Since the students, parents and administration have been meeting face-to-face to resolve conflict with conversation, the number of physical altercations has plummeted as this new type of disciplinary action, called “restorative justice,” replaces suspensions.

(WATCH the video below – or READ the transcript from the PBS Newshour)

Thanks to Harley Hahn for submitting the link!

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