Build school climate with a network of motivated school leaders
As a school or district leader, you face a unique set of challenges when implementing fundamental restorative concepts. Putting Theory into Practice for School Administrators is a six-week intensive online experience designed for principals, superintendents and other school administrators with leadership responsibility over school culture and climate.
Led by an experienced IIRP Instructor, this event is designed to help you put into practice what you learned during Basic Restorative Practices* professional development. Throughout the six weeks, you will practice the full range of restorative practices and gain support for transforming relationships between students, teachers and other administrators.
- Weeks 1 and 2 focus on the social discipline window, emphasizing self-reflection and competencies to set high expectations and provide high levels of support in your school.
- Weeks 3 and 4 delve deeply into proactive community building, including practical ways to foster positive relationships with staff, students and parents.
- Weeks 5 and 6 explore responses to harm and how to utilize problem-solving strategies to address needs that arise among your entire school community.
* Prerequisite: You must have completed Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively (days 1 and 2 of our in-person Basic Restorative Practices event) or Restorative Practices for Educators before registering.
Each session is facilitated by one of our engaging instructors — experienced restorative practitioners who clearly articulate key concepts and field your questions. They have worked in urban and rural districts facing a wide range of issues. You will join them in a professional learning community with up to 15 dedicated school leaders from around the country.
Problem-solving circles during seven one-hour weekly zoom sessions, as well as asynchronous threaded discussions, will provide multiple opportunities to reflect on your strengths and stumbling blocks, propose action steps and get feedback.
Readings, videos and lectures will be provided as supplementary material.