Restorative Justice Circles and Character Education
Alden Middle School is excited to begin implementing the ideas of Restorative Justice as a resource to utilize along with our Character Education monthly lessons. Restorative Justice empowers students to come together as entire classrooms in community-building circles to talk about problems or voice their concerns, which encourages peer-to-peer respect. Students will be introduced to the idea of "Circles" through teacher-led character based circle topics.
School Counselors will also utilize the practices of Restorative Justice when meeting with students to reduce and prevent bullying and reduce student conflicts for a happier and safer school environment.