Think BIG & Be SMART 4R Students™
Whole School Approach for Implementation of Restorative Practices.
All School Year
Think BIG & be SMART 4R students™ training.
Our PD training is called Think BIG & be SMART 4R students.™ It is a student-centered and restorative practice-based approach to giving the school staff the tools they need to develop positive relationships with students. At its core are these fundamental beliefs:
Relationships are critical to a positive and productive teacher/student dynamic.
There is always an explanation for the behavior of young people. Part of an educator’s job is to discover why his or her students act in specific ways.
Educators who are generous with their time, energy, and attention will inevitably have more positive relationships with students, leading to fewer classroom management issues and more positive participation.
Restorative discipline is always a preferred approach when working with young people – and it works better in the long run than punitive punishment.
Leadership in school community
This training is designed for school personnel who provide intervention support throughout a building and/or campus. Participants take an in-depth look into restorative practices with the
aim of preparing each SRPC® participant to lead a school community in the development,
implementation, and progress monitoring of local restorative practices program.
Courses For Teachers
This course introduces participants to the social science of human behavior; practical
strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with students, families, and colleagues; repair
damaged relationships, and facilitate restorative circles. Through video, practice, and
discussion, participants identify reliable methods for using circles to build community, establish norms, and address unwanted behavior and damaged relationships.
Education Support Professionals
This training supports Behavior Interventionist, Custodians, Parapros, Safety/Security Personnel, Bus Drivers, and Front office Personnel who need an understanding
of restorative practices to support students in their roles. This course introduces participants to the social science of human behavior and practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with students, families, and their colleagues and repair damaged relationships.