Restorative Practices Circles and Humanities
Restorative Practices Circles are being done in the Humanities classroom three times duirng the school year. Mrs. Yankovich and I are leading circle talks using questions from Smart Talk by Robert A. Schultz, Ph.D and James R. Delisle, Ph.D. The topics focus on self, friends, family and challenges.
"Being gifted is being different. Maybe you learned to read earlier than most kids your age. Maybe you use and understand vocabulary well beyond your grade level or constantly have to explain your fascination with topics (like limnology!) that others think are strange. Or maybe you just don't seem to be interested in the same things as other kids your age. Whatever the reasons are, the result is the same: you're different." (Schultz and Delise, 2006)
Using Restorative Practices and Smart Talk, we are giving students a chance to talk about and celebrate their differences.