Using Restorative Circles to Build a Positive Classroom Culture
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 am 11:00 am
Cost: $40 for members/ $80 for non members
CTLE Credit: 2 hours
Location: UAlbany Health Sciences Campus - A Wing Boardroom
The issue of discipline and dealing with challenging behavior exists in every school, and the days of zero tolerance policies are long gone. This workshop will give an overview of the restorative justice movement, the research supporting it, and specific steps participants can take to get started implementing it right away. Specifically, the presenter will introduce the practice of restorative circles and how they can be used in your classroom to build a positive culture and emotionally safe learning environment for all students.
Participants of this session will be able to:
Understand where and when the restorative justice movement came from and how it has evolved.
Describe the elements of a restorative justice practice in schools.
List the steps involved in implementing a restorative circle in the classroom.
Explain the benefits of using restorative circles.
Jennifer Bashant, Ph.D - CASDA Faculty