Restorative Circles in Schools: Building Community and Enhancing Learning

Restorative Circles in Schools: Building Community and Enhancing Learning

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BN ID: 2940014365840
Publisher: International Institute for Restorative Practices
Publication date: 05/25/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 506,677
File size: 577 KB

About the Author

Bob Costello is the former director of the IIRP’s Training and Consulting Division. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient services and alternative education. He has brought restorative practices training to professionals across the United States and the world in education, law enforcement and criminal justice, counseling and social work, business and other areas. He has appeared on radio numerous times as a spokesperson for restorative practices and restorative justice, most notably on the acclaimed National Public Radio program “Justice Talking.” Bob co-authored The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Adminstrators.

Joshua Wachtel is the son of IIRP founding president Ted Wachtel and Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy (CSF Buxmont) co-founder Susan Wachtel. He attended a CSF Buxmont alternative school as a senior in high school and taught history and music at CSF Buxmont for four years. He currently resides in western Massachusetts and contributes regularly to the Restorative Practices eForum. Josh co-authored The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Adminstrators.

Ted Wachtel is the president and founder of the IIRP. In 1977, Wachtel and his wife, Susan, founded the Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy, which operate schools, foster group homes and other programs in Pennsylvania — which employ restorative practices with delinquent and at-risk youth. Wachtel’s publications include Toughlove, the best-selling book for parents of troubled adolescents, Real Justice, The Conferencing Handbook and The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators, as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. He has been a guest speaker at conferences on restorative practices around the world.

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