Restorative Practices Certification @ Monroe County ISD (2 days)

Event Date/Time: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:00am - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:30pm
Suggested Audience: 
Counselors / Building Administrator (BA) / Classroom Teacher (CT) / Teacher Leader (TL)

NOTE: This a is two-day training - February 26 & 27.
Participants must be attendance both days.

Beginning Aug. 1, Michigan law required that schools consider using Restorative Practices in addition to or in place of suspension or expulsion. Are you prepared to follow the law?

Join us for this two-day workshop on Restorative Practices presented by Roy Burton, founder of Michigan Restorative Practices Trainers and Consultants and certified by IIRP®.

The workshop is intended for counselors, admins, teachers leaders or any others who will be leading Restorative Practices and circles within their building.

NOTE: Those who will be not be leading Restorative Practices and circles but rather are looking for only an introduction/background information are encouraged to attend our one-day introduction session.

What are Restorative Practices?

Restorative Practices give people the potential to do something different - to challenge the way that people think, behave and change.

Restorative approaches are based on four key features:

  1. Respect: Listening to other opinions and learning to value everyone.
  2. Responsibility: Taking ownership for one's own actions.
  3. Repair: Developing necessary skills within a school community so its individual members have the ability to identify solutions that repair harm.
  4. Re-Integration: Working within a structured, supportive process to resolve issues and ensure unwanted behavior is not repeated, while allowing students to remain inside the mainstream education environment.

February 26 - Introduction to Restorative Practices

Learn practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with students, families, clients, employees and colleagues. Interactive experiences bring you to a full understanding of the fundamental unifying premise of restorative practices - that people are happier, more cooperative and productive and more likely to make positive changes in their lives when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them or for them.

February 27 - Using Circles Effectively

Holding group discussions in a circle helps to facilitate meaningful conversation and encourages full participation from everyone involved. Through video, practice and discussion, participants identify reliable methods for using circles to build community, establish norms and address behavior and relationships. Useful in any setting from education and other human services to organizational management.

Workshop participants also receive:

Restorative Practices (RP) Strategic Implementation Guide®

All participants receive MIRPTC's guide for the 2017-18 school year. The strategic implementation guide is a management tool designed to illustrate, in detail, the critical steps needed to start day one. It helps teachers and support staff be proactive rather than reactive in utilizing their restorative practices training by identifying common challenges they encounter. It allows any person working in your building, regardless of his or her level of involvement, to fully understand the objectives of your restorative practices program and how it will be implemented. The Strategic RP implementation guide ensures that everyone is on the same page and any discrepancies are resolved before they impede implementation of your restorative practices program.


  • To provide a daily check in, class by class norms, and check out with teachers and support staff
  • To build strong, knowledgeable, empathic caring relationships w/ students
  • To establish systematic referral protocols when conflicts arise and strategies for managing lightly structured areas during exchange times
  • To standardized a list of alternative disciplinary consequences based on RP principles to address unwanted behaviors.
  • To provide assistance for administrators to track the fidelity of the RP program


By having all persons refer to a common manuscript, administrators, teachers and support staff can be sure that program intentions and goals are interpreted consistently by all staff and not subject to individual interpretation.

E-Learning Academy®

E-Learning is cost effective and can produce great results, with MIRPTC's unique features, the E-Learning Academy is an experience that leads to mastery of restorative practices methods and language.

These year-round continuing services recognize that schools represent a dynamic environment and allow schools to constantly adapt to changing needs.

Improved Training Costs

With E-Learning, each time the course is accessed your return on investment improves because you are dividing the fixed training costs by number of uses. Participants have year-long access to reinforce the skills they learned.

Improved Retention

MIRPTC utilizes Problem-based learning (PBL) which is a trainee-centered pedagogy, trainees develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment by viewing and discussing complex, real-life scenarios.

Location Information
Monroe County ISD
1101 South Raisinville Road
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