Zero tolerance discipline policies aim to be punitive for breaking rules, but do little to address causes of behavioral issues. Conversely, restorative practices can repair harm done and break cycles of poor behavior. This results-oriented course introduces you to restorative practices and circles while serving as a guide to implement this form of discipline in your school. These skills will improve future interactions with students by allowing you to understand their behavior, examine your actions and implicit biases, and mend relationships through productive restorative circles.
In this course, you will:
- Identify shame triggers and responses,
- Analyze, measure, and improve adult/student relationships,
- Understand the physiological, emotional, and psychological needs of students, and
- Gain valuable resources to help you implement restorative practices and circles in your school.