Promising Practices to Address

Absenteeism that's Persistent

Keeping Kids in School Service Unit 

Milestones

  1. Onboarding and performance measures 

    1. Onboarding - set up with Reference Team -key staff in school to accompany, assist and communicate with Restorative Resolutions via videoconference meeting.

    2. Performance measures - How much service was delivered?  How well did we deliver it? How much change/effect did we produce?  What quality of change/effect did we produce?

  2. Modules online 

    1. Modules are approx. 10 minutes each

    2. Staff relational skills enhanced when using TWO by TEN (TWO minutes times TEN days to build connections with students)

    3. Module 1 - Asking great questions to build connections - using restorative questions like  “I noticed you were away yesterday, what happened?” in order to avoid the blame game.

    4. Module 2 - Listening to build connections - understanding the Compass of Shame to recognize withdrawal, avoidance, blaming self or blaming others

    5. Module 3 - Early bridges to build connections -knowing what risk factors can be affecting attendance and what to do about it

    6. Module 4 - Fair process to build connections -using the practice domains of restorative practice when talking WITH students and becoming aware of talking TO and talking FOR students and a fair process of Engagement, Explanation and Expectation clarity 

  3. Coaching 

    1. 7 sessions of one hour group videoconferences to be held over 4 months for up to 20 participants

  4. Review and evaluation 

    1. School Reference Team meeting via videoconference

TWO by TEN

Living Sky school Division

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a place where it feels like home - the Tina fontaine report

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Provincial documents

Newfoundland and Labrador

alternative suspension - ymca

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a place where it feels like home  The story of tina Fontaine

March 2019