NR.IF20.024IE The Restorative Practice Framework
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The Restorative Practice Framework
Presented by: Caroline Missal
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Lloyd Garrison School Box 220, Berwyn, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Day 1 -  "Introduction to Restorative Practice Framework" training. 

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 including but not limited to schools. The Framework also is effective within facilities, communities, workplaces, and families.

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. 

Restorative Practice is structured for creating a positive classroom climate in both elementary and secondary schools, which you will be able to use immediately, following the one-day "Introduction to Restorative Practice Framework" training. 


Day 2 - Effective Use of Circles

Learn the value and process of circles  is a practical and effective tool in any setting for creating a positive climate in elementary and secondary school classrooms and among staff, as well as in workplaces, community organisations, facilities and families. 

This is something which you will be able to use immediately following the training day.

The agenda for the day includes participatory exercises to: 

  • Practice using circles
  • Develop new circle applications and questions 
  • Videos of circles in actual circle situations 
  • Analysis of videos in context of restorative philosophy 
  • Discussion of key circle issues and how to facilitate circles 
  • Helpful materials to take home including the book “Restorative Circles”
About the Presenter(s):
Caroline Missal

Caroline recently retired after 35 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. During that time she taught at elementary, junior and senior high, was a behaviour consultant, a principal at four different schools and spent time seconded to both Alberta Children's Services and Alberta Education with a focus on supporting students who are vulnerable and creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments. During her last secondment Caroline's main area of focus was mentoring, including supporting the Alberta Mentoring Partnership. Caroline has over 20 years experience using restorative practices within schools, districts, and the justice system. She is currently chair of the Alberta Restorative Justice Association and as well as doing private contract work is a trainer for the International Institute of Restorative Practice.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

Registration fee includes cost of two handbooks which are the participant manuals required for the program.

This learning event includes Lunch and morning refreshments