Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline: a spiritual approach to disciplining that cultivates virtue and provides a rich foundation for fostering faith both at home and at school. Systemic change takes time. Give your school community three years to fully embed this into the fiber of your culture. The transformation begins with adults at school. Students walk into the culture that is in place. Reflecting on our adult behavior can set a dynamic in place that is continually improving the environment for students. Parents can be partners in this process by reflecting on faith formation and discipline practices at home. Book study groups, virtue education, and learning restorative practices can provide a rich foundation for personal transformation and community growth in understanding the components of a safe, healthy, and productive learning environment.
Begin by reading Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline – a comprehensive guide, by Lynne Lang (Our Sunday Visitor, 2013).