Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
Teacher and kids sitting in circle

Online: Introduction to Restorative Practices Workshop

January 14, 2023 - February 4, 2023
10:00-12:00 pm CST
Professional Development


Lore Baur, M.A.
Lore Baur, M.A., Certified Trainer for the International Center Nonviolent Communication, Teacher and Restorative Practices Ambassador, Iowa City Community School District
Nathan Kelley M.Ed.
Nathan Kelley M.Ed., Educational Leadership Fellow, Iowa City Community Schools

Event Details

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. 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: Saturdays, January 14, 21, 28, and February 4

Where: Zoom

Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

7 hours Asynchronous 

Reading, Reflection Questions and Partner/Small Group Practice

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. 

To receive ILRU 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.