Restorative Practices - An Introduction

Presented by: David Vinegrad


Event Information: 6 PD Hours

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Restorative schools value relationships that create, repair or restore, a strong sense of community. This community responds promptly to issues and problems that arise in the classroom, yard, car park or in the staffroom. This community adheres to high levels of achievement, behaviour and support.

Relationship based education, combined with Restorative Practices, ensures that students and staff produce their best. Schools that employ these practices are safe and happy places. In restorative schools, all members set goals and devise methods to achieve them. When relationships are harmed the community commits to repairing them.

Schools that embrace restorative principles are pro-active. The safe and calm environment encourages participation and collaboration. Conversations, at all levels, are honest and constructive which in turn encourage flourishing in individuals and the collective.

This is an interactive workshop suitable for teachers, administrators and non teaching staff. Participants will be given the opportunity to practise the language of RP and apply it to situations in their rooms, corridors or the playground.

Program Outline:

  • Restorative Practices Philosophy - the why and how of working  ‘with’.
  • Language of Relationship Restoration and Reparation - restorative conversations for individuals, small and large groups.
  • Creating a Positive Learning Environment - using circles.

Event Details:

  March 9th, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)
  Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
  For Primary and Secondary Teachers
  $279 (+GST)

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About the Presenter

David Vinegrad is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer, and presenter and is widely recognised as an international expert on restorative justice. He has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practices into schools in Australia and internationally and is an experienced counselor and mediator including high level management of critical incidents and school based trauma. David has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and students in a variety of diverse educational settings undertaking and developing a wide range of roles including recent work in Japan and Brazil.