The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools
Games, Activities, and Simulations for Understanding Restorative Justice Practices
Lindsey Pointer, Kathleen McGoey, Haley Farrar
- 120 Pages
- March 10, 2020
- ISBN: 9781680995893
- Series: Justice and Peacebuilding
- Imprint: Good Books
Engaging Practices for Integrating Restorative Justice Principles in Group Settings
As restorative practices spread around the world, scholars and practitioners have begun to ask very important questions: How should restorative practices be taught? What educational structures and methods are in alignment with restorative values and principles? This book introduces games as an effective and dynamic tool to teach restorative justice practices. Grounded in an understanding of restorative pedagogy and experiential learning strategies, the games included in this book provide a way for learners to experience and more deeply understand restorative practices while building relationships and improving skills. Chapters cover topics such as:
- Introduction to restorative pedagogy and experiential learning
- How a restorative learning community can be built and strengthened through the use of games and activities
- How to design games and activities for teaching restorative practices
- How to design, deliver, and debrief an activity-based learning experience
- In-depth instructions for games and activities for building relationships, understanding the restorative philosophy, and developing skills in practice
An ideal handbook for educators, restorative justice program directors and trainers, consultants, community group leaders, and anyone else whose work draws people together to resolve disagreements or address harm, this book will serve as a catalyst for greater creativity and philosophical alignment in the teaching of restorative practices across contexts.
Kathleen McGoey is the executive director of Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP), a nonprofit that implements community- and schools-based restorative practices programs and training. Kathleen’s previous experience leading a peacebuilding program on the US-Mexico border sparked her passion and commitment to utilizing relationship-based methods for transforming conflict. She published her first book in 2013 after completing an MA in International Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She lives in Longmont, Colorado.
Haley Farrar is a restorative practitioner and educator at Victoria University of Wellington and Aspen Restorative Consulting. An attorney and former Fulbright Fellow, she now works with individuals and organizations aspiring to implement restorative practices in their lives and communities. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Haley currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand.