Restorative Practices
What You'll Learn

You will learn how to use restorative practice strategies such as restorative circles and conferencing, to build a loving and positive classroom and/or school community.

Who Should Apply
  • All Educators
Approximate hours each
With the adverse of zero tolerance discipline policy and the development of the school to prison pipeline, school districts across the country have looked for different ways to improve school climate and alternative ways for addressing misbehaviors.
Restorative Practice is a set of practices and values that holistically prevents and repairs harm, builds community, and relationships resulting in a positive supportive school climate.
Each micro-credential in this stack can stand alone but it is recommended that if you want to gain the skills needed to fully implement restorative practices in your classroom or school you should do these micro-credentials sequentially, as the skills do build on each other.
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Restorative Practices: 1. Exploring Restorative Practices
Educator explores restorative practices to strengthen relationships and build a community where harm can be addressed and repaired.
Types of Evidence Required: Self assessment, Revised classroom routines and expectations and a presentation

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StartNEA_RP1Restorative Practices1. Exploring Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices: 2. Building A Positive Classroom Community with Affective Language
Educator models and supports students to use affective language to build a positive classroom community that is founded on mutual respect and caring.
Types of Evidence Required: Unit of study, pre-post assessment and analysis, student work samples

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StartNEA_RP2Restorative Practices2. Building A Positive Classroom Community with Affective Language

Restorative Practices: 3. Restorative Circles: Building Relationships in the Classroom
Educator models and implements Restorative Circles to build authentic relationships with students.
Types of Evidence Required: Implementation plan, facilitator script, student reflections

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StartNEA_RP3Restorative Practices3. Restorative Circles: Building Relationships in the Classroom

Restorative Practices: 4. Restorative Conferencing
Educator uses conferencing to facilitate and promote healthy relationships among students and colleagues.
Types of Evidence Required: Conference referral, conference script and video

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StartNEA_RP4Restorative Practices4. Restorative Conferencing

Restorative Practices: 5. Implementing Restorative Practices
Educator implements a restorative practice plan.
Types of Evidence Required: Action plan, stakeholder engagement, and analysis of results

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StartNEA_RP5Restorative Practices5. Implementing Restorative Practices