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Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices at Oriole Park School

Our goal is that all students feel safe and happy at Oriole Park School.  Empathy and tolerance count among our core values, and we explicitly teach these qualities every day.  We accept that creating empathetic, tolerant, and kind students is one of our primary responsibilities.  One tool that we employ for teaching empathy is the Second Step curriculum,  which is used as a resource in all classrooms.  In order to build community and strengthen relationships, we employ restorative practices, which aim to resolve conflict and repair harm.  Proactively, all students participate in regular talking circles to forge and strengthen the bonds that bring us closer together.  We are accepting of all people, intolerant of hate, and recognize the strength in our diversity.

Restorative Practices Resources

Restorative Practices at Oriole Park


The Talking Circle Guide is a representation of how we employ talking circles at Oriole Park.

The CPS Restorative Practices Toolkit  is a comprehensive resource for restorative practices in CPS.


The Restorative Mindset and Language presentation  is specific to our approach at Oriole Park School.


The Second Step curriculum focuses on teaching empathy.

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