"There is no true justice unless mercy is a part of it." -The Zohar
Upcoming events in Maine:
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center presents: Restorative School Practice Fall Institute for K-12 Educators Fall 2017 Facilitated by the Restorative Practices Collaborative of Maine
Schedule: • Understanding Restorative Practices October 20 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. The Klahr Center, Augusta
• Restorative Circle Practice November 3 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. The Klahr Center, Augusta Facilitators: Barbara Blazej and Pamela Anderson
• Engaging Young People with Special Needs in Restorative Practices November 2 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Peoples Credit Union, Saco November 16 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Hutchinson Center, Belfast Facilitators: Margaret Micolichek and Barbara Egan
• Engagement, Discipline, Attendance and Academics through Restorative Practices December 5 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. People’s Credit Union, Saco Facilitator: George Conant
• Restorative Practice Whole School Plan: Exploring Change, Implementation and Sustainability December 7 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. People’s Credit Union, Saco Facilitator: George Conant
About Restorative Practices: The Restorative Approach is a philosophy that sees relationships as central to learning, growth and a healthy school climate for students and adults. Within the restorative approach, educators use various restorative practices to build a climate of trust, respect and empathy, as a proactive and preventative way of reducing conflict, bullying and aggressive behaviors in schools. Additionally, restorative rather than punitive approaches to discipline deal more effectively with student misbehavior by encouraging students to be accountable for their actions and find ways to “make things right” with those they have harmed. Addressing wrongdoing restoratively empowers students by helping them to learn from their mistakes in a school environment that is caring and responsive. Restorative practices are proving successful in schools across the country and in many Maine schools. These practices help create safe schools where all members of the community are accountable for their actions, resolve conflicts, create positive relationships, and build an inclusive, respectful school culture. Each session will include presentations, circles, discussion and videos of restorative school practices in action. We hope you'll join us this fall!
Registration: To register online: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu/professional-development Space is limited so register early! Payment: payment of $175 per person/per session is due upon registration and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Certificates: All participants will receive certificates of contact hours. For more information: Diana McSorley, 338.8093, email@example.com
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