Author Archives: mstowerp

About mstowerp

I am a teacher and restorative practice practitioner, trainer and consultant. I am currently on career break but have been an active champion and coordinator of Restorative Practice (RP) in my school since 2010. Since that time I have become an accredited trainer and also completed a thesis in RP for my Masters in Education. This consisted of an action research project that involved working with teachers to initiate, implement and evaluate the use of RP in their classrooms. I am currently working part tim ein Maynooth and many Education Centres training teachers in RP. Contact me if you are interested in finding out information about training or consultancy. I am passionate about creating well-being and happiness in the work place; and particularly interested in re-culturing schools and cultivating a restorative paradigm shift. My intention is to use this forum to share the work we did as a community of teachers with others and to promote RP, well-being and community. Being involved with this work allows me to feel that the life that I am living is the same as the life that wants to live in me. I am grateful for this.

Social Capital

  Restorative Practice is a way of being that aims to build social capital. The intention is to honour relationships above all else. RP has many effective reactive strategies that deal with conflict-resolution which can indeed transform relationships and negative … Continue reading

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Professional Learning Community (PLC)

          In 2011 I set up a Professional Learning Community (PLC) in my school as part of my action research project. The intention was to implement and maximise the use of RP in my school. Eight … Continue reading

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The Talking Piece – Meeting Sophie 

  If you were an animal what would you be and why? This is one of the ice breaker questions that I often begin a relationship building/ introduction to Restorative Practice (RP) circle with.  Circles are a structured process that … Continue reading

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The Power of Vulnerability

  The title of this post pays homage to Brene Brown’s moving TED talk. Her insights and research on this subject matter spoke to my core as a teacher and human being. I have a sign on the wall of … Continue reading

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The Power of Intention

My intention in creating this blog is to promote a restorative way of being in our schools and perhaps by extension, in our world. My engagement with RP has been an insightful journey that I began in 2010 and am … Continue reading

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