REVIEW: The Restorative Classroom: 
Using Restorative Approaches To Foster Effective Learning

Reviewed by Martha A. BROWN

For the past four decades, teachers, administrators and restorative justice advocates have been engaged in a movement to introduce and establish restorative practices in schools in order to transform the current negative, punitive environment into a climate that cultivates emotional development, social skills and academic achievement. Dr. Belinda Hopkins' most recent book, The Restorative Classroom (2011), is perhaps most significant contribution to the movement to date.