Restorative Practices for Classroom Building
In this engaging workshop, we delve into the transformative power of Restorative Practices as a means to build inclusive and supportive communities. Join us as we explore effective culture-building techniques, relationship-building, and overcoming barriers that hinder authentic connections.
Throughout the workshop, participants will gain a deep understanding of the Restorative Window—a framework that empowers individuals to utilize restorative practices with confidence and impact. We will delve into the essential elements of the Restorative Window and discuss practical strategies to prepare ourselves for implementing these practices successfully.
The workshop sessions will cover a range of topics, including:
Culture-Building Techniques: Discover how Restorative Practices can be utilized to cultivate a positive culture within communities. We will explore practical strategies to foster belonging, empathy, and respect, creating a foundation for inclusive environments.
Relationship Building: Learn the art of forging meaningful connections and building strong community relationships. We will discuss the key principles of effective relationship building and explore exercises and activities promoting trust and understanding.
Overcoming Barriers: Addressing the barriers that hinder relationship building is crucial to creating inclusive communities. We will examine common obstacles and discuss practical approaches to overcome them, fostering a supportive and cohesive environment for all.
Community Building: Explore the power of both formal and informal relationship building in community development. We will discuss the importance of community engagement and participation, equipping participants with strategies to facilitate community-building initiatives effectively.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained valuable insights, tools, and techniques to create inclusive communities through restorative practices. Join us as we embark on this transformative journey of building stronger connections, fostering empathy, and nurturing authentic relationships within our communities.
Note: The workshop can be customized in terms of duration, specific topics of focus, and interactive activities based on the needs and interests of the participants.
This training will be facilitated by Victor Small Jr., a Doctoral student at California State University, East Bay, where his educational focus is on the School to Prison Pipeline and addressing the inequities that feed it. For more information about Victor Small Jr. visit www.therjleague.com.