hacking school discipline

9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy & Responsibility Using Restorative Justice

Every behavior is a form of communication.

Hacking School Discipline supports teachers, school administrators, and educational leaders better understand how to evaluate student behaviors and provides actionable steps to implement immediately with learners of all ages.

Our book infuses Restorative Practices into each chapter to help readers maximize their current classroom management strategies and improve their overall school culture.

Each chapter discusses a common problem that schools face - from student disengagement to physical student altercations - and provides a restorative tactic, along with a detailed hack, that will help eliminate the issue and repair the harm caused by the original behavior.

After reading Hacking School Discipline, I was able to immediately use restorative practices in my classroom, despite having no experience with it before.
— Jen Rendant, High School English Teacher, Indianapolis, Indiana

What is restorative justice?

  • Restorative justice is a philosophy and community-wide intervention that places relationships at the heart of the learning experience.

  • The goal of restorative discipline is to change the school climate rather than merely respond to student behavior.

  • Restorative practices are used in over 60 countries around the world.

  • Hacking School Discipline teaches schools how to use restorative practices through 9 different ways.

  • School districts across the United States are beginning to integrate restorative practices into their policies.

  • Our book also places growth mindset and positive communication at the forefront of school culture.