Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Introduction to Restorative Practices

January 31, 2024
10:00-12:00 pm CST
Professional Development


Lore Baur, M.A.
Lore Baur, M.A.
Certified Trainer
International Center Nonviolent Communication
Nathan Kelley
Nathan Kelley
Educational Leadership Fellow
Iowa City Community Schools

Event Details

This course has been canceled for February 2024. Stay tuned for upcoming offerings of this course.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of restorative justice, restorative practices, and relationship building for classroom teachers and service providers. It explores the role restorative practices play in relationship building and building capacity in dialogue around diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Identify parts of a restorative circle and types of circles
  • Identify examples of restorative practices and justify their place in classroom/ school settings
  • Identify ways in which to engage students in restorative practices in your classroom and building
  • Plan and implement a tier one circle in your classroom or building

8 Hours Synchronous

When: Saturday, February 3; Saturday, February 10; Saturday, February 24; Saturday, March 2

Where: Zoom

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

7 hours Asynchronous – Videos, Reading, Reflections

Earn 1 free Iowa Licensure Renewal Credit!

Educators who register for, attend, and complete all readings and discussions via the online course platform for all 4 sessions will earn one free teacher license renewal credit. 

Required Texts:

Boyes-Watson, C., & Pranis, K. (2020 Revised Edition). Circle forward: Building a restorative school community. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press.

Evans, K., & Vaandering, D. (2016). The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Fostering Responsibility, Healing, and Hope in Schools. Good Books.

If for some reason you are unable to attend the training, you must notify us at 48 hours prior to the event, otherwise we will invoice you $200 for the cost of the training.