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.
Presenter: Lori Lynass, Ed.D and Angela Brooks Ed. D
3 clock hours available