How do we create positive relationships in schools, with and among students and adults? How do we encourage students to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do? How do we encourage students to take responsibility and be accountable for their words and actions? What is it we want students to learn through our discipline practices when they've caused harm?
Creating a culture in your school or classroom based on restorative principles results in a environment that is welcoming, caring, respectful and safe, allowing optimal learning to take place. Madeline Hunter says "They don't care what you know until they know you care." Restorative practices move away from more traditionally run classrooms and schools to focus on relationships, belonging, engagement, and when necessary, repairing harm. Participants in this one-day workshop will learn about:
This is not a program but rather a philosophy and approach that complements and enhances work being done with Leader In Me, Positive Behaviour Supports, Developmental Assets, trauma sensitive classrooms, Circle of Courage and many other programs/initiatives. There are also direct ties and links to supporting students' social-emotional literacy and positive mental health.
Caroline retired after many years as an educator in Edmonton, Alberta. During her career, Caroline taught at elementary, junior high and senior high, was a consultant for students whose behaviour could be challenging, and as a principal of several different schools. Caroline also had the opportunity to gain a provincial perspective through secondments to Alberta Children’s Services and Alberta Education. In 1998 Caroline was introduced to Restorative Practices and over the past 20+ years has been able to see first-hand how a restorative approach can transform schools and lives. In 2017, Caroline joined IIRP Canada as an instructor and coach.
Caroline received her BEd with a major in special education from the University of Alberta. She has also received an MEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Portland and most recently her Restorative Justice Certificate from Simon Fraser University.
Administrator/Administration, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Teachers/Enseignant
K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12
Pre-work includes readings, handouts, videos and other resources. There will be approximately 2 hours of pre-work for each day of synchronous instruction