Kansas Restorative Schools Network

In conjunction with the Restorative Schools Initiative, the KSRN supports collaboration, mutual learning communities, and resourcing for continued education and training for educational personnel implementing restorative approaches in their schools in Kansas.

This page contains the 2023-24 Educator Contact List and select resources. For additional resources on theory, implementation, books for students on RP themes, or to explore training opportunities for yourself and/or school, email kipcor@bethelks.edu or call (316) 284-5217.

2023-24 Educator Contact List

The Kansas Restorative Schools Network (KRSN) Educator Contact List is one way for you to connect restorative school practitioners around the state, including those within your own school district and those working in similar educational contexts. Click the button below to be included on the 2023-24 Educator Contact List. We will reach out by email to those who have signed up and will updated the contact list as needed throughout the year.

Restorative Resources for Educators

RSI Padlet Resources

We are continually curating restorative resources for schools using the Padlet platform, an online “bulletin board” for organizing digital content.

Upcoming Trainings

Upcoming Conferences

Whole-School Implementation Models

Online Resources & Institutions

Selected Bibliography 

Amstutz, L.S., & Mullet, J.H. (2005). The little book of restorative discipline for schools. Good Books.

Boyes-Watson, C., & Pranis, K. (rev.2020). Circle forward: building a restorative school community. Institute for Restorative Initiatives/Living Justice Press.

Bradford, N., & LeSal, D. (2021). A real-world guide to restorative justice in schools: practical philosophy, useful tool, and true stories. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Brown, M. (2018). Creating restorative schools: setting schools up to succeed. Living Justice Press.

Brummer, J. (2020). Building a trauma-informed restorative school. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Burnett, N., & Thorsborne, M. (2015). Restorative practice and special needs: a practical guide to working restoratively with young people. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Claassen, R. & Claassen, R. (2008). Discipline that restores: strategies to create respect, cooperation, and responsibility in the classroom. BookSurge Publishing.

Costello, B., Wachtel, J., & Wachtel, T. (2019). The restorative practices handbook: for teachers, disciplinarians and administrators (2nd ed.). International Institute for Restorative Practices. 

Evans, K., & Vaandering, D. (2016). The little book of restorative justice in education. Good Books/Skyhorse Pub.

Fronius, T., Sutherland, H., Guckenburg, S., Hurley, N., & Petrosino, A. (2016). Restorative justice in U.S. schools: a research review. WestEd Research. https://www.wested.org/resources/restorative-justice-research-review/

Lewis, T., & Stauffer, C. (2021). Listening to the movement: essays on new growth and new challenges in restorative justice. Cascade Books. 

Morrison, B. (2007). Restoring Safe School Communities: A whole school response to bullying, violence and alienation. The Federation Press.

Pranis, K. (2005). The little book of circle processes. Good Books.

Riestenberg, N. (2012). Circle in the square: building community and repairing harm in schools. Living Justice Press.

Schott Foundation for Public Education. (2014, March). Restorative practices: fostering healthy relationships and promoting positive discipline in schools: a guide for educators. National Education Association. www.otlcampaign.org/restorative-practices 

Valandra, E., & Waŋbli Wapȟáha Hokšíla (Ed.). (2020). Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our Realities. Living Justice Press.

Winn, M. (2018). Justice on both sides: transforming education through restorative justice. Harvard Education Press.

Zehr, H. (rev. 2015). The little book of restorative justice. Good Books/Skyhorse Publishing.