Join teachers and administrators from across the state of Michigan to learn the fundamentals of Restorative Practices (RP) and Circles through an engaging and interactive 2 day training offered by the Neutral Zone. Workshops are designed to be active, engaging and focused on both theory and practical strategies necessary to implement RP in classrooms and schools.
Maintaining positive school climate is challenging, however growing research
demonstrates that restorative RP is one of the most effective strategies for reducing student negative behavior and building positive school climate.
Restorative Practices offers both proactive and responsive strategies for strengthening relationships. The approach helps to develop relationships among students and teachers which are essential for effective teaching and learning. When conflict arises, as it naturally does, RP helps build the skills needed to manage the conflict and behavior and restore relationships.
As a result of the two day training participants will be able to:
- Define RP as twofold: 1)Building community and connection; 2) Repairing harm
- Name the four components of the social discipline window and characteristics of each
- Name the three parts of fair process
- Explain the theory of the compass of shame
- Define the restorative practices continuum
- Understand and be able to use affective statements
- Practice restorative questioning
- Understand the purpose of circles
- Introduce and practice different circle structures