WS53: Safer, Saner Elementary Schools: Improving Behavior and Climate Using Restorative Practices
Friday, February 24
- 8:30–11:30 a.m.
- CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
- Skill Level: I
- Members: $80
This half-day workshop will present the core concepts of restorative practices applied to the elementary level (through grade 8) and present some simple and practical practices that participants can use immediately. Engaging discussion, video, and participatory exercises will be used. Participants will receive helpful, practical materials. Research on the effectiveness of restorative practices will be shared. Participants will
- Learn the basic concepts of restorative practices,
- Learn a few simple skills to implement immediately, and
- Understand how to implement lasting institutional climate change in the elementary grades.
Restorative practices combine high levels of control and support to hold children accountable, engage and empower families, and ensure consistency among staff. The result is a safer environment in which all stakeholders are engaged to take direct responsibility for behavior, climate, and academic success.
Speaker(s): Steven Korr, International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), Bethlehem, PA
Steven Korr, International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), Bethlehem, PA, Steve Korr has worked with adolescents and families since 1985. He worked for over a decade in the IIRP's demonstration schools as a counselor and a school administrator, employing restorative practices with students, families, and staff. Steve has facilitated many restorative conferences. He draws upon these experiences to instruct others in restorative practices as a trainer and consultant.