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Behavior & Discipline
Virtual: Exploring Restorative Discipline and Circles

ESC-20 provides training, technical assistance, and resources to help schools positively change student behavior and improve student achievement.

Academic Performance
Increased Learning Time

Important Session Information:

This dynamic and interactive session is designed for educators who aspire to integrate restorative practices into their classroom and school culture. 'Restorative Discipline and Circles in the Classroom' offers a comprehensive introduction to restorative justice principles and their application in educational settings to address conflict, enhance student accountability, and promote a culture of empathy and mutual respect. By participating in this session, educators will not only learn about the theoretical underpinnings of restorative justice but also engage in practical exercises and restorative circles to develop the skills necessary for effective implementation.

Session Objectives:

  • Introduction to Restorative Justice: Explore the foundational principles of restorative justice and understand its significance in transforming traditional approaches to discipline.
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation: Learn effective strategies for conflict resolution and mediation that prioritize communication, understanding, and healing over punishment.
  • Discipline That Restores: Discover how to apply discipline in a way that restores relationships, builds community, and supports students in learning from their mistakes.
  • Practicing Restorative Circles: Participate in various forms of restorative circles and learn about community-building circles, response circles, and healing circles to foster dialogue, connection, and understanding.
  • Skill Building for Implementation: Develop the skills and confidence needed to facilitate restorative circles and integrate restorative practices within your classroom and school.

Session Highlights:

  • Hands-On Activities: Engage in interactive activities that teach the core concepts of restorative justice and provide practical examples of how to apply these principles in educational settings.
  • Restorative Circle Simulations: Participate in simulated restorative circle exercises to gain practical experience and insight into facilitating these discussions effectively.
  • Implementation Strategies: Receive guidance on how to successfully implement restorative practices and circles in your classroom or school, including tips for overcoming challenges and engaging students and staff in the process.
  • Resource Sharing: Access a curated selection of resources, tools, and materials to support your journey in adopting restorative discipline practices.

This session is an invaluable opportunity for educators to shift towards a more compassionate, effective approach to discipline that focuses on repairing harm, restoring relationships, and building a strong, supportive school community. By embracing restorative practices, educators can create a nurturing environment where all students feel valued and empowered to achieve their best. Register now to start your journey towards restorative discipline and make a lasting impact on your students' lives.

This training is in alignment with the following 2023-2024 Special Education Self-Assessment compliance strategy areas to support your Local Education Agencies (LEA) efforts to evaluate and improve your educational program serving students with disabilities receiving special education services: Domains 1-Child Find, 2-Intervention, 16 & 17- Disproportionality, 19-Behavior, and 20-Behavior Intervention Plans. To find out more about the 2023-2024 Special Education Self-Assessment, please visit

This session will take place in the form of a Zoom session. Participants must have a desktop, laptop or Chromebook in order to participate, along with an adequate internet connection. Active participation of various forms will be required during the session in order to obtain course credit. You will receive a confirmation email from Connect20.

Be sure to check your spam or junk mail for the email which will contain your login instructions. If you do not receive a confirmation email, call Central Registration 210-370-5671 for assistance during business hours 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, October 23, 2024

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Cindi Bowling
Cindi Bowling
Date Time Location
10/22/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Virtual 12
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208

1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map

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