Soulstice Inc.

CASEL defines social and emotional learning as “the processes through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging social situations constructively” (www.casel.org).

Traditional vs. Restorative Discipline

Restorative Approach


  • People and relationships violated
  • Identifies needs and obligations
  • Accountability = Understanding impact, repairing harm
  • Offender, victim, and the school are considered in process
  • Offender is responsible for the negative behavior, repairing the harm and work towards positive outcomes 
  • Opportunity given for amends and expression of remorse



Soulstice Inc. uses the practice of restorative justice with all of the programs

Facts


Traditional Approach


  • School and rules violated
  • Justice focuses on establishing guilt
  • Accountability = Punishment
  • Justice is directed just at the offender
  • Rules and intent outweighs the outcome
  • No opportunity for remorse or amends