Restorative Practices for Educators
Discover the building blocks of Restorative Practices (RP) including the fundamental hypothesis, social discipline window, and fair process.
Gain a full understanding of the theories behind the practices that make Restorative Practices (RP) effective. Among these theories include the fundamental hypothesis, social discipline window, affect psychology, compass of shame, stigmatizing versus re-integrative shame, and the importance of utilizing proactive RP 80% of the time. You will then learn about how to use a variety of circles (sequential, non-sequential, fishbowl, check-in/check-out, and academic content circles), to help build positive culture and climate in your classroom and/or school.Register Now
Approximately 30 hoursUp to 6 months to complete coursework
Ways to Learn
2 PDUsGraduate Level Professional Development Credit
Online and self-paced | Dedicated mentor | Interactive assignments
Real-world case studies | Earn graduate level professional development credits
Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the fundamentals of Restorative Practices (RP), including the fundamental hypothesis, social discipline window, and fair process.
- Describe the building blocks of RP, including, affect psychology, compass of shame, Braithewaite’s Hypothesis, stigmatizing versus reintegrative shame, the central blueprint, and the RP Continuum.
- Adapt your practice to include the process and importance of using RP proactively, including affective language, small impromptu conversations, and circles.
- Explain the different types and uses of circles (sequential, non-sequential, fishbowl, check-in/check-out, and academic content circles), and create personalized circle rituals. Apply the process for using RP circles for reactive situations and conflict resolution.
- Fundamental Hypothesis and Aim of RP
- Social Discipline Window
- Fair Process
- Affect Psychology
- Compass of Shame
- Braithwaite’s Hypothesis & Re-integrative vs. Stigmatizing Shame
- The Central Blueprint
- Restorative Practices Continuum
- Affective Language (Statements and Questions)
- Small Impromptu Conversations
- The “What” and “Why” of Circles
- Norms and Rituals
- Victim Experience and Needs
- Conflict Circle Applications and Process
Earn your credit in 3 simple steps
Complete the course.
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.
This course is offered through University of Massachusetts Global’s School of Extended Education in partnership with "With Heart Project"
What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?
Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.