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Fall 2010 One-Day Workshops
An Introduction to Restorative School Practices

Saturday, October 23, 2010 – University of Maine in Orono
Friday, November 5, 2010 – Lewiston-Auburn College, Lewiston

The Restorative Practices Collaborative of Maine will be offering two one-day workshops this fall for Maine educators.  The first Introduction to Restorative School Practices Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 23 at the University of Maine in Orono, and we will repeat the workshop on Friday, November 5 at Lewiston-Auburn College in Lewiston.

During the workshops, we will:

  • Provide an overview of the restorative approach and restorative practices;
  • Explore the Community Circle process and how it can be used for community building and problem solving
  • Discuss ways to practice restorative discipline within the classroom.

Summer Institute in Restorative School Practices
June 28-30, 2010
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME

This 3-day Summer Institute will introduce participants to restorative school practices and restorative discipline, part of an international restorative justice movement that is helping to create safe, fair and responsive schools in Maine, the U.S. and abroad.  Within a whole school approach, these practices build caring school communities that support students, staff and administrators in feeling connected and respected, which enhances learning outcomes. All members of the community are accountable for their actions, resolve conflicts, create positive relationships, and build an inclusive, respectful school culture.  Discipline becomes part of a learning environment featuring accountability and support rather than punishment and exclusion. The institute will include presentations, discussions, interactive activities and experience with the Community Circle process. Collaborative members and guest practitioners will present.

Some comments from attendees at the June 2009 Summer Institute in Restorative School Practices:

“I am a believer now!”

“The whole philosophy will be helpful as my vision for the guidance programs I am responsible for is changing to focus more on community and responsibility.”

“It was all very helpful. I liked seeing the circles in action and being able to participate in it. It was also helpful to watch a role play by members of a school that already uses the process.”

“This tool will help our school to address many issues especially for students to recover from mistakes.”

“The focus on harm and repair; the educational potential of this approach appeals to me; giving students the skills to solve their own problems in a mature manner.”

“The most important thing about the restorative approach for me is the recognition that the perpetrator, victim and community may need something.”


Fall 2009 One-Day Workshops
An Introduction to Restorative School Practices

October 16, 2009 – University of Maine at Farmington
November 14, 2009 – Trenton Elementary School

The Restorative School Practices Collaborative of Maine will be offering two one-day workshops this fall in Maine.  The first Introduction to Restorative School Practices Workshop will take place on Friday, October 16 at the University of Maine in Farmington, and we will repeat the workshop on Saturday, November 14 at Trenton Elementary School (near Ellsworth).

During the workshops, we will:
Provide an overview of the restorative approach and restorative practices; explore the Community Circle process and how it can be used for community building and problem solving; explore ways to practice restorative discipline within the classroom.


Summer Institute in Restorative Practices June 24-26, 2009
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME

This 3-day Summer Institute will introduce participants to restorative school practices and restorative discipline. Within a whole school approach, these practices build caring school communities that support students, staff and administrators in feeling connected and respected, which enhances learning outcomes. Discipline becomes part of a learning environment featuring accountability and support rather than punishment and exclusion. The course will include presentation, discussion, interactive activities, and experience with the Circle process.


Maine Bullying Prevention Education Program Presents:

Basic Bullying Prevention Workshop
May 1, 2009, USM, Portland

Advanced Bullying Prevention Workshop
May 8, 2009, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta
Trainers: Chuck Saufler, Ansley Newton, Pam Anderson
Fee: $50 per person per workshop. Space limited; register early!
To Register: Contact Pam Anderson at 780-4991,
email pamelaa@usm.maine.edu
or visit http://mainelaw.usm.maine.edu/mlce.


Statewide Youth Mediators’ Conference
April 18, 2008
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave.

We invite all Maine peer mediators in grades 5-12 and their program coordinators to join us for a day of learning, practice, networking, teaching and fun at the Augusta Armory. The agenda will include:

  • Community Circles dialogue activity
  • Workshops on such topics as conflict resolution skills, peer mediation practice, diversity education, school climate, and others
  • “Teach Each Other” — An opportunity to present a short lesson on some aspect of peer mediation, conflict resolution, school climate or diversity education to the other teams.

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