Foster positive classroom and school culture
Building and strengthening relationships and community is a critical component of school culture. Restorative practices is an essential process for creating a positive learning environment, building social capital, and resolving relational issues.
During this two-day introductory experience, you will learn the fundamental theory and practices for engaging with students, staff, and parents in your school setting.
Topics include the importance of being explicit about practice, how to set high expectations while being supportive, and ways to build community in your setting. We will discuss giving direct feedback and asking questions that foster accountability, as well as utilizing effective methods to resolve common conflicts.
You will learn to apply the restorative practices continuum, understanding which restorative processes are best for achieving certain goals or responding to particular situations. We will focus specifically on facilitating circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles can be used both proactively and responsively to build social capital, sustain relationships, address social problems, and respond when harm occurs. Participants will spend time planning circles to use in their schools immediately.
K-12 teachers, staff, administrators. This experience is applicable to other audiences,
but school-based examples are used.
Learning Format Options:
- Online: Two consecutive 4.5-hour days of live instruction via Zoom.
(2 hours of pre-work required prior to each session.)
- In Person: Two consecutive 8-hour days of live instruction (two breaks and time for lunch included).
In conjunction with Restorative Justice Conferencing, this event can be applied to the blended RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices course at the IIRP Graduate School. Trainings are limited in capacity and fill up quickly. Please do not book any travel or accommodations for in-person trainings until the registration is confirmed.
All events require pre-registration to attend. If you require a purchase order, processing can take up to ten business days. Please allow for that in your planning and event date selection. Event capacities are limited, and seats are reserved as payments are received.
Credit card payments will expedite your registration process. If you require the use of a purchase order:
- Once received, a link to register for the event will be sent to you.
- Complete the registration form. An email confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your form.