Basic Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively

Category: Social/Emotional Supports (Regional, On-Site)
Posted on 10/29/2020

This training is a 2-day hybrid model where each day of training requires 2 hours of pre-work to be completed before the 4 hours of online synchronous work. Materials will be sent out a week prior to the first day of training. Restorative Practices are a continuum of research-based informal and formal strategies to develop community in schools where adults do things WITH youth rather than TO or FOR them. As a prevention and intervention approach to discipline, restorative practices provide an alternative to suspension and can integrate into a school’s multi-tiered system of behavioral and social emotional supports. In this virtual training, participants will learn practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships and community through the Restorative Practices Continuum.

Day 1: Introduction to Restorative Practices:

Learn practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships and community. Learn to use affective statements and questions for impromptu restorative conversations.


Day 2: Using Circles Effectively:

Discover how to optimally utilize circles for community building, social-emotional development, problem solving, and academics.

Intended Audience

Special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, site administrators, and district administrators.


442-292-5094, ext. 213
4:00 Hours

LCAP Priorities

  • School Climate
  • Pupil Engagement
  • Pupil Achievement
  • Parent Involvement

Multi-tiered systems of support Tiers 1 and 2