Restorative Practices in Schools Training - Day Two

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 principals 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 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.


  • Circles and circlework - how should we treat each other?
  • Scenario facilitation - focus on tackling bullying behaviours.
  • Restorative Classroom Conferences - a no-blame approach.
  • Problem solving circles - engaging the social capital that exists in all classrooms.
  • Classroom Conferences - making teaching explicit.
  • Insight into Restorative Practices internationally - trends locally and abroad.
  • Defining Restorativeness - backwards planning and the A3 challenge.
  • Implementation in Schools - gaining momentum and overcoming resistance.
  • Policy and protocols - getting the paperwork right.

Event Details:


Friday 29th March, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Karstens Conference Centre

123 Queen St, Melbourne

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Target Audience: Primary and Secondary Teachers.

  $279.00 + 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.


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