Enhance Teaching and Learning and Build Strong Schools within the Restorative Practice Framework
Learn the Framework upon which restorative practices is structured for creating a positive classroom climate in both elementary and secondary schools. You will be able to use this framework immediately following the one-day “Introduction to Restorative Practice Framework” training that you will receive as part of on-site training.
A Way of Thinking and Being: The Restorative Practice Framework provides a construct for acting restoratively within a classroom and school “community”. It is very well suited to education in general and in a variety of special education settings. The aim of the framework is to focus on making connections, strengthening relationships and in repairing harm as a way of building community. It incorporates inclusive, integrated and proactive approaches where a major goal is the effective reintegration of students when addressing situations where harm has been done.
Utilizing a Socratic engagement style: The framework incorporates explicit practice; being firm and fair; the continuum of restorative practice; fair process; the restorative questions; a restorative practice checklist; and, a theoretical basis. By engaging in this framework, schools build on existing practices that already work; it is not meant to replace what is deemed effective but rather to enhance it. Schools embracing the Restorative Practice Framework report a safer, more connected environment with higher levels of student achievement as existing and new practices are framed through the restorative lens.
In this one-day interactive workshop, which usually runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, participants have an ongoing opportunity to reflect on their current practice and understand how the RP Framework provides a solid basis for teaching and learning.
This training day is meant as a pre-requisite for the “Effective Use of Circles” session, a second full day of training during which participants learn the value and process of circles — practical and effective tools for creating a positive climate in classrooms.
Other activities for schools may include:
- “Facilitating Restorative Conferences” training
- Continuing consultation
- Assemblies for students
- Parent workshops
For more information about our work with schools, call IIRP Canada at 416-571-8429 or email us today.