3 R’s Reflect Repair Restitution
Restorative practice is a strategy that seeks to repair relationships that have been damaged, including those damaged through bullying. It does this by bringing about a sense of remorse and restorative action on the part of the offender and forgiveness by the victim.
The rationale behind this approach is that when offenders reflect upon their harm to victims:
- they become remorseful and act restoratively.
- teachers can focus on the unacceptable behaviour of students rather than their moral character.
- this can lead to healthier interpersonal relations among members of the school community and more effective learning.