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Initial Restorative Justice Practices
January 11th & 25th, 2021
Time: 8:30-3:00 PST Each Date
12 Clock Hours Offered
- Restorative practices help to build community, celebrate accomplishments, transform conflict, rebuild relationships that have been harmed, and reintegrate students who have been suspended or expelled. Restorative Justice is focused on the belief that those individuals causing harm can work together with those affected by the harm to repair it and that this collaboration leads to true accountability. Both the theory and practice of Restorative Justice emphasize: (1) identifying the harm, (2) involving all stakeholders, and (3) true accountability— repairing the harm and addressing its causes. A restorative model fits well within the multi-tiered framework of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and is at the heart, a prevention based approach. Come learn more about how to use PBIS in your school and district.
- Provide an overview of the Restorative Justice model in school settings
- Understand the theory of Restorative Justice
- Describe how Restorative Justice fits within the PBIS Framework
- Overview the readiness steps to implementing Restorative Justice
- Build the needed skills to begin implementing Restorative Justice at the Tier 1 level within classrooms or online
- Using classroom circles in person and online.
- Creating shared values and guideline
- Addressing misbehavior with a restorative approach
Restorative Justice Practices for Classrooms, Online Training Three Options:
December 2, 2020 – January 28, 2021 – March 11. 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00 PST Each Date
3 Clock Hours Offered
There is a growing body of research supporting the effectiveness of restorative practices in classrooms. Benefits of using restorative practices include a reduction in behavioral referrals to the office, disproportionality in discipline and increased instructional time. This interactive virtual training will provide you with the tools needed to start running restorative practices in your classroom. The main focus will be on running community building circles designed to create positive connections and relationships. Circle dialogue is a fundamental element of restorative dialogue. We will also overview how to have restorative conversations for minor level conflict.
Learn how to introduce and lead circle dialogues.
Learn how to transition into and out of “circle time” the roles between circle keeper and teacher.
Understand the importance of focusing on student connection.
Gain tools to address minor level conflicts and behavioral errors.