The Use of Restorative Justice Practices in Schools
This workshop provides participants effective classroom/school management strategies and supportive and appropriate disciplinary practices that promote positive and healthy school climate and culture. It will give an overview of Senate Bill 100, which is effective September 2016. Participants will learn practices that engage student voice in the process. Restorative Justice Practices are multifaceted in nature and include: interventions when harm has happened, practices to prevent harm and conflict by building a sense of community, a sense of belonging, safety, and social responsibility in the school community. Participants will learn informal and formal practices such as restorative questions, pro-active circles, and restorative conferences. Learn and gain knowledge to develop a school or classroom discipline plan based on Restorative principles and practices, which meet the requirements of Illinois Discipline Legislation.
Presenter: Cathy Berlinger-Gustafson