Virtual Workshop: Community Building Circles

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The Community Building Circles Virtual Workshop is a part of the Cultivating a Restorative Classroom TWO (2) Virtual Workshop Series.

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CULTIVATING A RESTORATIVE CLASSROOM OVERVIEW

If we want students to have better results, we need to have better teacher-student relationships. But if we're being honest, we set most teachers up to fail. Most would agree that in order to be an effective teacher, you have to be able to deliver quality instruction, manage your classroom and build relationships with your students. Of these three skills, most professional development offered to teachers focuses on instruction. Often, teachers are expected to figure out how to manage their classrooms and should naturally know how to build relationships. While building relationships comes easy for some, others have to develop this skill. When someone wants to advance in their career, one of the first things people tell you to do is network. This may come easy for extroverts but networking is a challenge for many introverts. While networking may be challenging for introverts, it's not impossible. Learning how to network is about learning interpersonal communication skills and having practical opportunities to develop these skills. In fact, even extroverts can benefit from learning formal interpersonal communication skills. Telling someone to network without teaching them how to do so, only compounds the problem. The same can be said for telling teachers to build relationships with their students. You cannot expect a behavior from teachers or students without teaching that behavior first. In this virtual workshop series, we focus on providing teachers with strategies that will enable them to build relationships with their students.

We welcome you to register à la carte to participate in only ONE (1) virtual workshop or you may register for the full series of TWO (2) at a discounted rate.

HOW TO ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS USING COMMUNITY BUILDING CIRCLES

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Most educators would agree that building relationships with students is important. With that said, we fail to acknowledge that building relationships doesn't happen naturally for everyone. It's unfair to express to teachers the importance of building strong relationships with their students without teaching them a process and giving them time to do so. A school's culture and climate are key indicators of the potential academic success of a school. Therefore, the development of the relationships between all stakeholders in our schools, particularly between students and teachers, is essential.

Community Building Circles provides educators with a process to develop strong relationships with their students as well as all other stakeholders who make up the school community. This training will provide participants with the opportunity to learn one of the most impactful relationship building strategies in education.

This virtual workshop will provide participants with

  • a process for facilitating a Community Building Circle to proactively build relationships with students
  • a template for creating Community Building Circles that can be customized to meet the specific needs of your students

HOW TO BUILD CULTURE WITH RESPECT AGREEMENTS

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One thing that will never change is that people will always find a way to get on each other’s nerves. It’s not possible to stop people from getting on your nerves so your goal is to minimize it. We do this by identifying groups of like-minded people who we share similar values with and spending most of our time with them. To minimize the inevitable conflicts within these groups, we adopt social contracts. A social contract is an implied understanding of how everyone in the group agrees to treat one another. The group doesn’t necessarily sit down and carefully craft a social contract but rather it develops organically and over time.

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. Respect Agreements address how students treat other students, how students treat their teacher, how the teacher treats their students and how everyone agrees to treat the physical state of the classroom.

This virtual workshop will provide participants with

  • an understanding of how to develop and use Respect Agreements to establish a climate of trust within a classroom or group

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

KELVIN OLIVER is an Educational Consultant specializing in implementing Restorative Practices in Schools. As a campus administrator he played an instrumental role in the development, implementation, and support of Restorative Practices. Kelvin is credited for creating a Restorative Practices campus-based support model that included weekly professional development and an implementation support team. Since 2007, he has worked in education as a special education teacher, classroom teacher, campus math specialist, district curriculum specialist, assistant principal, campus principal and consultant.

For more information about Kelvin’s work, please visit www.leavingthevillage.com.

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How can I contact the presenter with any questions?

You can email Kelvin Oliver at kelvin@leavingthevillage.com or call (301) 789-8407.

What's the refund policy?

If you are unable to attend and need to request a refund, you must submit your refund request in writing SEVEN (7) DAYS prior to the scheduled date of the workshop. Submit all refund requests to billing@leavingthevillage.com. If you submit your refund request within the SEVEN (7) DAYS of the workshop, you can be provided with a credit that can be applied to any of our future workshops.

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