Restorative Practices

We offer a two-day Restorative Practices training, which includes Community Building (Day 1) and Repairing Harm (Day 2). You must attend both days. See below for training descriptions and registration links.

  • Please obtain your site administrator's approval prior to registering for these trainings.
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
  • Trainings will be held from 9am to 4pm in Room 18 at the Office of Pupil Services located on 727 Golden Gate Avenue.
  • There is only 2-hour or metered street parking available. Please take public transportation and/or carpool if possible.

Substitute coverage will be available. For Classified staff, we can only provide subs for Paraprofessionals, except N10 paras. Sub request information is due 3 1/2 weeks prior to the event and you can submit sub request information when you register.

two-Day Restorative practices

Benefits of Restorative Practices include:

A stronger school community

Positive relationships

Improved classroom climate

Fewer disciplinary referrals

More instructional time

Community Building (Day 1)

The community building workshop teaches Restorative Practices principles and skills that foster relational trust for creating and maintaining a positive school culture.

Participants will:

  • Understand the principles of Restorative Practices
  • Understand and explain the social discipline window and its connection to relationships
  • Make affective statements and explain why they are used
  • Plan and facilitate community building circles/activities
  • Facilitate fair process decision making routines

Repairing Harm (Day 2)

The repairing harm workshop teaches educators processes to repair harm and restore relationships through a restorative lens in response to escalating and challenging behaviors that may occur within a school community.

You must have participated in Community Building (Day 1) prior to attending Repairing Harm (Day 2).

Participants will:

  • Gain competency in utilizing restorative processes across various levels of formality.
  • Understand the paradigm shift from punitive to restorative discipline and its connection to the social discipline window.
  • Comprehend the various contributing factors to disproportionality and the importance of restorative practices.
  • Understand the function, components, and application of utilizing restorative questions.
  • Plan and facilitate restorative processes: impromptu restorative conversations, restorative circles, and restorative conferences.

Both days provide interactive skill-building activities and processes that allow participants to integrate Restorative Practice competencies into their professional practice promoting safe and supportive learning environments.

September Training:

  • September 25 & 26, 2018

Substitute Request Deadline: September 4, 2018

October Training:

  • October 23 & 24, 2018

Substitute Request Deadline: October 2, 2018

November Training:

  • November 27 & 28, 2018

Substitute Request Deadline: November 6, 2018

December Training:

  • December 18 & 19, 2018

Substitute Request Deadline: November 27, 2018

January Training:

  • January 29 & 30, 2019

Substitute Request Deadline: January 8, 2019

February Training:

  • February 26 & 27, 2019

Substitute Request Deadline: February 5, 2019

March Training:

  • March 19 & 20, 2019

Substitute Request Deadline: February 26, 2019

April Training:

  • April 23 & 24, 2019

Substitute Request Deadline: April 2, 2019

May Training:

  • May 14 & 15, 2019

Substitute Request Deadline: April 23, 2019