Restorative Responses to Behavior (Part 1*)
November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Target Audience: Administrators, School Staff, Teachers
This session will build your capacity to practice a restorative response to behaviors in school. Through a restorative lens, participants will explore various techniques and strategies to effectively communicate with students when they disrupt community norms or expectations. Participants will gain skills and tools to de-escalate students in heightened situations using restorative communication, including affective statements and restorative questions. Throughout the workshop, facilitators will demonstrate the concept of fair process, an inclusionary practice that allows staff and students to be actively involved when there has been harm to the community. Participants will consider their biases in their responses to student behavior and recognize how those biases impact consistent outcomes.
*Part 2 will run during the Spring PD Series. We encourage you to join coaching sessions throughout the fall to continue your learning & get support implementing RJ in the classroom for young learners.
All professional development sessions use a trauma-informed approach and teach skills and practices that you can implement immediately. We highly encourage participants to join our weekly coaching sessions for a deeper dive into the challenges of implementation and practice. All Fall 2021 sessions will be held virtually on Zoom.