Lessons Learned on Conflict in a Sociocratic School

Lessons Learned on Conflict in a Sociocratic School

Plus Best Practices from Restorative Justice  “I don’t feel seen or heard. I’m leaving.”     These words, spoken by a member of the school I founded using sociocracy, felt like a gut punch. I felt like we had done everything we could to prepare for conflict, but...
Conflict as a tension to steer by

Conflict as a tension to steer by

Conflict as a tension to steer by The unwritten rules in many groups are clear: Be nice, avoid conflict at all costs and, if a conflict arises, see it as a “personal problem” of one perhaps problematic individual. In sociocracy, we have the opportunity to see things...
5 Ways you’re already using restorative practices

5 Ways you’re already using restorative practices

5 Ways you’re already using restorative practices and how to become even more restorative when using sociocracy    “Don’t tell anyone else we’ve trained, but this is by far the most restorative school I’ve ever seen.”    I was shocked to hear that from the...
Sociocracy with Children and Other People

Sociocracy with Children and Other People

Sociocracy with Children and Other People Lessons Learned about Effective Meetings and Community Building I deeply believe that children deserve the same respect as adults, and to that end, I started a learning community where every member has a voice, and we aim to...