Date(s) - 06/01/20 - 06/02/20
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
UMKC at Union Station
This two-day basic training in Restorative Practices (RP) provides the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive, high quality school communities in classrooms and throughout the school. This is accomplished by focusing not on rules broken and punitive consequences, but on the harms done (impact) and providing appropriate restorative consequences and the systems that are necessary to repair and support strong relationships and enduring community.
Restorative classrooms and schools are calmer, more collaborative, happier, more productive (academically and socially), experience fewer (mis)behavior issues, have better attendance, need fewer exclusionary disciplinary consequences, etc. Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing RP is not a program, but a way of thinking, being and operating; it is not one more thing to do; it is about how you do what you currently do. It is a framework and philosophy. Educators do not DO RP, they become restorative; eventually they ARE restorative.
Restorative Practices has two aims: (1) to build high quality relationships and community and, (2) to repair those rela-tionships and community when harm has been done to them.