Virtue Based Restorative Discipline
Our Virtues Based Restorative Discipline program allows us a framework for how we treat others and grow our character. We join in circles to build community and strengthen relationships in our classrooms. The circle meetings are used for exposure to new ideas, education on virtue, learning classroom updates or practical application of virtue in families and at home.
As members in our community, we are asked to live in virtue and help others live in virtue even when faced with challenges. We believe it is our duty to treat all people with kindness. With this we remember the commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself. By loving God we enter into a relationship that can allow us to more deeply bring God’s love to one another. At times when we fall away from this, as is human nature, we have a process to work toward restoration. When we have harmed another classmate, we enter into a circle conversation where all parties are heard and are part of the relationship restoration process. This is a vehicle to build bridges through scripture and through a commitment to being constructive. When we love, forgive and inspire others to do better, especially when they fail, we are modeling Christ.
The school VBRD team has expanded into the parent community. Parents in the school community have formed a Leaders In Virtue (LIV) team and are carrying this initiative into the homes.