Restorative Practices

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

  • Please obtain your site administrator's approval prior to registering for these training.

Breakfast will be available but lunch will not be provided.

  • Training will be held from 9 am to 4 pm 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 these training. For Certificated staff, we can only provide subs for Classroom Teachers and 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. You can request a substitute on the google registration form, and the exact due date for sub requests will be posted on the form.

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 24, 25 & 26, 2019

Substitute Request Deadline:

September 3, 2019


October Training:

  • October 30 & 31, 2019

Substitute Request Deadline:

September 30, 2019

December Training:

  • December 10, & 11 2019

Substitute Request Deadline:

November 18, 2019

January Training:

  • January 7 & 8, 2020

Substitute Request Deadline:

December 16, 2019

February Training:

  • February 4 & 5, 2020

Substitute Request Deadline:

January 13, 2020

  • February 25 & 26, 2020

Substitute Request Deadline:

February 3, 2020

March Training:

  • March 17 & 18, 2020

Substitute Request Deadline:

February 24, 2020

April Training:

  • April 28 & 29, 2020

Substitute Request Deadline:

April 6, 2020

May Training:

  • May 19 & 20, 2020

Substitute Request Deadline:

April 27, 2020