Using Restorative Practices in Schools
Restorative Practices values relationships and is centered on creating a sustainable community of engaged learners through the implementation of classroom circles. This 6-week course is interactive and reflective as evidenced in powerful group chats, didactic discussion, and reflective personal writing. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of what it means to operate from a restorative lens and how the practices can be used in classrooms and schools.
Learn to strengthen your circles by integrating curriculum that sequentially builds students social, emotional, and academic skills. Specifically, this course focuses on building your students active listening skills, handling strong emotions, and respecting differences. When a problem does occur, you’ll be equipped with strategies to repair harm and build student-to-student and student-to-adult relationships.
Next session: January 26, 2021 – March 31, 2021. The course will meet on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. Participants must purchase the Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians, and Administrators. This course is available for enrollment with or without 3 graduate credits through Viterbo University.
WEAC member discount applied at time of check out.