Restorative practices is a social science that studies how to build social capital and achieve social discipline through participatory learning and decision making. The aim of restorative practices is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by repairing harm and building relationships. This statement identifies both proactive (building relationships and developing community) and reactive (repairing harm and restoring relationships) approaches.

During this training we will take a comprehensive look at how Restorative Practices can be implemented to build stronger school communities. We will learn how to use restorative questions to manage conflict in a healthy way. We will take a close look at circles, effective statements and informal restorative dialogue. We study and role play these practices in an effort to take new skills back to our school communities to create positive change.

This training will take place over several days: February 27, 28, & March 2 from 8:30AM – 3:30PM.

Please bring your own lunch