Restorative Practices: Part II
About the Course
This course continues to build on the tools and practices learned in the Introduction to Restorative Practices in Education COpilot course. As this course is a continuation of practices taught in the introduction course, you must have taken that course or already have a background in restorative practices. The focus of this course includes: the informal conference, responding to scenarios, exploring more ways to use circles, and introducing games that use restorative philosophy. The informal conference is a practice that is used to identify what happened, the effects of an incident, and creating agreements to make repair to those impacted. These conferences can be used for friend ‘drama,’ social media issues, teacher/student and educator/educator conflicts, disruptive behavior, and Tier 1 and 2 behaviors. This class will also provide opportunities to further development of skills around facilitating circles, restorative conversations, and considering how RP is an antiracist practice.
The course will be highly collaborative and ask that you apply the strategies learned in order to discuss and problem solve questions that come up. There will be a required Zoom session in the second week of the course to practice facilitating an informal conference. Finally, there will be an action plan due at the end of the course.
As this course is a continuation of practices taught in the introduction course, you must have taken the Introduction to Restorative Practices course or already have a background in restorative practices.