Catching Stones

Must Read

Many people are making a link between school discipline practices and future prison populations — both of which feature an overrepresentation of minorities in both Canada and the United States. Read how restorative justice can be the beginning of the answer to these problems.

Must Listen

What exactly is the school-to-prison pipeline? Listen to this podcast to find out.

Must Learn

Learn about the unique circumstances that African-American girls are faced with in school, resulting in higher dropout rates.

Must Watch

School kids are being treated as criminals, which further disrupts behavior and learning. Watch this clip for an explanation of the criminalization of kids.

Must Share

Read these facts about the unequal distribution of race in the school-to-prison pipeline.


April 8, 2016

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Restorative Justice Spotlight

Mark Nill, Principal at Surrey Christian School, Surrey, British Columbia
At Surrey Christian School, we use restorative circles to build and strengthen relationships within our community. Not only do circles create a space for all students to be equal, but they also allow all students to have a voice in the class. Whether in a Biology 12 class, English 10, Humanities 8, or Physical Education, circles are used for students to proactively get to know each other, for pedagogical reasons and to resolve conflicts. More specifically, circles are used to brainstorm and problem solve as a way to make decisions and to instill a fair process.

To learn more about restorative practices, Mark recommends the International Institute for Restorative Practices.

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