Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 4 August 2020, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Online – zoom link sent 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are interested in exploring Restorative Practices or have some background training and knowledge of this now well established relational philosophy.
This webinar will explore the principles of Restorative Practices and uncover the links to relational teaching where the values of your school are aligned to the teaching-learning and social-behavioural agendas. The key principle of ‘working with’ students in classrooms must be extended to the whole school implementation of Restorative Practices to ‘get relationships right’ so that harm and disruptive behaviour is minimised and productive learning and relating positively to each other can be maximised.
Introduced into Australia in the late 1990’s the principles of Restorative Practices has been very well understood and implemented in many schools and in others much maligned where teachers have attempted to ‘graft a restorative branch onto a punitive tree’. Restorative Practices is much more than repairing relationships in the wake of harmful behaviour or just having a chat with a student.
- An understanding of the key principles of Restorative Practices
- An examination of your own practice and alignment to school values and vision
- An exploration of how to use a relational lens in the classroom and whole school relationships.
David Vinegrad is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management, both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer and presenter, and is widely recognised as an international expert on restorative justice and behaviour management. David has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practice into schools in Australia and internationally. He is an experienced counsellor and mediator, including high level management of critical incidents and school-based trauma. David has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and students in a variety of diverse educational settings.