Creating restorative schools

None of us want our schools or classrooms to feel like places where young people are getting punished. What we want is to create classrooms and schools where all children can learn from their mistakes and strengthen their relationships. And we know that harsh consequences can cause harm, can make students feel disconnected from school, and can contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline. But we also have seen schools that try to shift to restorative practices by not punishing students but they fail to hold them responsible for harm they cause and support them in making things better. In this course, we guide you step-by-step through this transformation by demystifying how to shift your own and your whole school's practices to become restorative.

Examples from school staff

The course will feature differentiated examples of restorative practices created by teachers of early childhood, elementary, and secondary. The course will also include modules for how student support team members, instructional coaches, school leaders, and families can engage in restorative work.

Workbook + Team Activities

-Includes a printable workbook, which will include space to reflect and plan as you progress through each module, thus supporting their growth in becoming adaptive experts

-Includes optional team activities for each module, which could be very useful for school-based teams to use with one another



Access to ongoing support

Everyone who enrolls in the course will get access to our private "Becoming Restorative Facebook Community." You will also get access to 2 monthly Zoom sessions - one monthly Q & A with experienced restorative practitioners who will answer your questions and share new learning (Zoom recordings available) and one monthly opportunity to participate in a circle.

Course Curriculum

12 modules (click carrot below to see the entire curriculum)

  1. Introduction to the course
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  2. The Indigenous roots and foundations of restorative practices
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  3. Weekly circles
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  4. Restorative conversations
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  5. Harm circles and conflict circles
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  6. Lessons to teach students about restorative practices
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  7. Students as leaders of restorative practices
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  8. Restorative practices in the classroom
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  9. How Student Support Team members can engage in restorative practices
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  10. How can leaders and coaches engage in restorative practices?
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  11. How can families learn about, engage in, and support restorative approaches?
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  12. Sustaining and deepening restorative practices over time
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Choose a Pricing Option

Course launches on August 1, 2022 - take advantage of early-bird pricing!


Read what people say about the Becoming Restorative Course


-Before taking this course, I used to think that RJ had to be instituted from the top down as policy, but now, I see that is not the case. Instead, it will be built from the ground up by people like us working directly with students in schools.

-This course can help you become not only a better educator but a better person.

-RJ can help so many students, teachers, classrooms, schools, and also help individuals personally - not to just be used in school but in our personal lives. This course has been amazing. 

-This was the best PD I have ever done and you learn so much not just about helping our students but helping yourself as an educator as well.

-RJ practices are a way of life. It is encompasses all that humanity is and should be.