Restorative practices are approaches that seek to proactively build a community to prevent problems from arising and use dialogue, not just punishment when problems occur. Restorative practices are helpful for creating a respectful classroom, developing a rapport with students, managing conflicts, establishing routines and expectations for positive student behavior and more.
Restorative practices is about changing both adult's and children’s behavior through the art of the story. It is about connecting, learning, and not assuming how one is feeling or should feel. But most importantly it is about repairing harm and learning appropriate social skills. It is a process, not a program.
Region 10 provides information, support, and professional development to assist districts, campuses, and charter schools in the implementation of restorative practices through our offerings which include:
- Administrator Overview of Restorative Practices
- Restorative Practices Facilitator Training
- Restorative Practices Cohort
- Customized Restorative Practices Training