TRAINING OVERVIEW & FEES
LEADERSHIP TEAM EMPOWERMENT TRAINING
This workshop is catered to administrators and their leadership teams to ensure they are empowered and prepared to lead their campus’ Restorative Practices implementation initiative. This hands-on workshop gives participants practical experiences and specific strategies that will enable them to implement Restorative Practices with fidelity and meet the diverse needs of all stakeholders on their campus.
By the end of this training, you will understand how to:
Full-Day trainings start at $1500
TEACHER/STAFF EMPOWERMENT TRAINING
This workshop is catered to teachers and support staff to help shape their mindsets from traditional to restorative by providing them with specific strategies that will empower teachers to build relationships with their students. This hands-on workshop gives participants practical experiences that will allow them to implement Restorative Practices by proactively building strong relationships and meeting the diverse needs of each student in their classroom.
By the end of this training, participants will understand:
Full-Day trainings start at $2500
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ALTERNATIVE TO SUSPENSION
Throughout the country, educators feel that their hands are tied when it comes to addressing students with challenging behaviors in our schools. In most cases, they are limited to only some type of traditional exclusionary consequence such as in-school suspension or out-of-school suspension. With federal and state pushes to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate suspensions, schools are feeling helpless when it comes to ensuring they can maintain a safe and secure learning environment. This training will provide participants with concrete strategies that will empower them to shift from assigning suspensions when a student compromises the learning. These alternatives focus on how schools can still hold students accountable along with an intentional focus on changing the adverse behavior.
By the end of this training, participants will understand specific alternatives to suspension that can be used in place of traditional consequences such as suspension.
AVOIDING ADVERSE SECONDARY BEHAVIOR
If a student is standing on a desk, the teacher’s number one objective is to get that student off the desk without being injured. How this happens does not matter as much as a successful outcome. The student standing on the desk, the primary behavior, is not the reason that the student will be sent to the office. How the student responds, the secondary behavior, to the teacher’s request to get off of the desk will determine if the student will get in trouble. The purpose of this Restorative Language training is to provide teachers with a process to avoid adverse secondary behaviors by responding appropriately to primary behaviors.
By the end of this training, participants will understand the difference between primary and secondary behaviors, learn about Affective Statements and how they can be used to avoid adverse secondary behaviors, and practice creating and using Affective Statements to address positive and negative behavior.
COMMUNITY BUILDING CIRCLEs
School culture and climate are key indicators of the academic success of a school. Therefore, the development of the relationships between the stakeholders in our school, particularly between students and teachers, is essential. This training will provide participants with the opportunity to learn one of the most impactful relationship building strategies in education. Community Building Circles provides educators with a process to develop strong relationships with their students as well as all other stakeholders that make up the school community.
By the end of this training, participants will understand the elements that make a Community Building Circle, experience firsthand the impact of Community Building Circles, learn how to create their own Community Building Circles and gain some insight into how Community Building Circles can be seamlessly integrated into their master schedule.
Many of our students in schools today lack emotional awareness. For example, a student struggling to solve a math problem may express they are getting mad because they can’t solve the problem. What the student is attempting to communicate is that they are frustrated but they lack the emotional awareness to understand the differences between these similar emotions. Students need to develop their emotional awareness and be provided with a process to be able to learn and proactively communicate their current mood to their teachers and peers. This Emotional Awareness training will provide teachers with a process that will empower them to provide their students a tool to proactively and nonverbally communicate their current mood while also developing emotional awareness.
By the end of this training, participants will understand why students today lack emotional awareness and the importance for us to teach it in schools, learn how to incorporate specific tools that will allow students to proactively and reactively express their feelings verbally and nonverbally and practice creating tools to assist students with expressing their emotions and developing emotional awareness.
A school can have all of the frameworks and strategies in the world but the key to success of any initiative will always be implementation. Having the right plan and team to execute the plan is essential. Therefore, this training is designed to provide participants with specific guidance and support to help campuses develop an implementation plan specific to the needs of their campus.
By the end of this training, participants will understand how to create a implementation plan to ensure the fidelity of this initiative on their campus.
Schools are challenged daily with students exhibiting behaviors that negatively impact the learning environment. Educators are often finding themselves in a quandary when dealing with adverse behavior in school. They are assigning traditional consequences but the disruptive behaviors that have an adverse effect on the learning environment continue to persist. The limitations of traditional consequences leave schools feeling helpless because they only focus on deterring disruptive behavior rather than working to change the behavior. This training will provide participants with a framework to shift from traditional consequences to meaningful accountability.
By the end of this training, participants will understand how they can shift to focusing on meaningful accountability that is designed to change the adverse behavior while maintaining the idea and framework of some traditional consequences.
Schools, particularly classrooms, are full of rules designed to maintain order and establish a safe environment for learning. While rules are important, and necessary, they fail to acknowledge how the people in these environments want to be treated. Respect Agreements provide a process for establishing how everyone within a classroom, team or staff will agree to treat each other which includes student to student, student to teacher, teacher to students as well as everyone to the physical state of the classroom.
By the end of this training, participants will understand the elements that make a Respect Agreement, practice creating Respect Agreements and learn how to create a culture of accountability with a Respect Agreement
RESTORATIVE PRACTICES, SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) AND PBIS
Restorative Practices, Social Emotional Learning and Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports can all have a positive impact on the climate and culture of your campus. With all initiatives, there will always be deficiencies. One can look to any of these frameworks and determine that they alone will not meet the diverse needs of their campus. Therefore, we have created a training that provides a framework for how to synergize Restorative Practices, Social Emotional Learning and PBIS to meet the diverse needs of your campus.
By the end of this training, participants will understand how to develop a campus framework that will allow them to incorporate the key elements of Restorative Practices, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to improve the climate and culture of the school.
STRATEGIC DISCIPLINE DECISION MAKING PROCESS
When it comes to addressing behavior in schools, there is no one size fits all answer. In fact, one of the greatest challenges facing discipline decision makers is the fact that there is no right answer that will appease everyone. Some people will always have the opinion that your decision was too harsh or not harsh enough. The key is not to make everyone happy with your decision but rather make a decision after taking into account a variety of vantage points. The discipline decision making process that we provide in this training will provide you with a process for making discipline decisions that take into account multiple perspectives to ensure you are making the best decision that you can.
By the end of this training, participants will understand the discipline decision making process that helps to ensure that decision makers are making
thoughtful and thorough decisions when addressing students who need to be held accountable for their behavior.
*CREATING MINDFULNESS IN THE CIRCLE
With Restorative Practices, Circles do a great job of encouraging and facilitating dialogue in a school community which leads to building positive relationships amongst all stakeholders that participate. The reason for this is because it creates empathy by developing awareness of personal feelings and potential needs, as well as the feelings and needs of others. That being said, Circles don’t directly teach students tools for an awareness of their own emotions. This is where Mindfulness fills an important gap. Mindfulness is an enabler of Social and Emotional Learning that primarily focuses on helping teachers and students build awareness of their own emotions. Mindfulness doesn’t just create awareness but also provides individuals with strategies for acknowledging and coping with the behaviors that result from those emotions. By teaching mindfulness within the Circle, you are able to set the tone, extend coping tools to participants, and dually develop students awareness of self and others.
By the end of this training, participants will understand how to incorporate Mindfulness practices within a Circle to help students develop an understanding of their own emotions as well as how they personally impact others.
*This is a special joint training. Please inquire for more details.