Restorative Practice with Dominique Smith and Dr. Doug Fisher

Restorative Practice with Dominique Smith and Dr. Doug Fisher

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
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November 2, 2017, 8:00am
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November 2, 2017, 8:30am-3:30pm
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October 19th, 2017
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Restorative Justice Practices are a set of informal and formal strategies intended to build relationships and a sense of community to prevent conflict and wrongdoing, and respond to wrongdoings, with the intention to repair any harm that was a result of the wrongdoing. Preventative strategies include community or relationship building circles and the use of restorative language. Some responsive strategies include the use of Restorative Questions within a circle or conferencing format, again with the intention of repairing the wrong that happened as a result of the behavior.

The Restorative Questions, while varied in exact language, ask the student to consider: What happened? Who did it impact? How do you make it right?

Research has shown that effectively managing student behavior is a prerequisite for all other learning that needs to happen in a classroom. Unfortunately, many of our school discipline policies are not working. The Restorative Justice workshop will help educators learn how to transform their discipline policies and create inclusive learning environments that increase achievement for all students. 

Participants will:

  • Have the ability to answer the question, “What is restorative practice and restorative justice?”
  • Acquire the desire and tools necessary to implement restorative justice practices in their school and districts.
  • Receive concrete tools and a mechanism to deal with questions about restorative justice that may arise in their buildings.
  • Understand the low-level and high-level harm caused by poor discipline policies and what can be done to repair the harm.
  • Use the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and each other with a focus on transforming personal beliefs, while learning how to manage classroom behavior more effectively by determining why students are behaving in a certain way.
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Registration includes training, materials, book, breakfast, and lunch.

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