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Restorative Practices


Restorative Practices

Restorative practice is a way of being, it is an approach, a practice which is grounded in relationships.

Restorative Practices are ways for a school community to build relationships, problem solve and learn. In this approach, relationships are the most important way we learn about the world and ourselves.

Restorative practice is a shift in thinking, believing, and acting that is grounded in Seven Core Assumptions or “What We Believe to be True”.  These Seven Core Assumptions are:

  • The true self in everyone is good, wise and powerful.
  • The world is profoundly interconnected.
  • All human beings have a deep desire to be in a good relationship.
  • All human beings have gifts and everyone is needed for what they bring.
  • Everything we need to make positive change is already here.
  • Human beings are holistic.
  • We need practices to build habits of living from the core self.  

Each of these assumptions serve as powerful reminders that the things we believe to be true shape what we see and guide how we interact in our relationships, students, staff, families and community members.

As we begin our journey, parents and community members will have opportunities to learn more about Restorative Practice. Please look for RP updates in our monthly newsletters as well as newsletters from your child's teacher.

Thank you for helping Nokomis create an outdoor circle space! 

Donars helped Nokomis students receive 5 benches for an outdoor classroom and circle space. Our students have a beautiful garden in the center of our school with a beautiful circle in the center. These 5 weather-resistant plastic benches provide classrooms the opportunity to sit in circle while enjoying the beauty of nature. 

We are grateful for all the support that has allowes us to create this space.