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December 12, 2017

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HARTFORD
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RESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE:

Help Your Students Improve Their Behavior and Strengthen Their Learning

Presented by Chick Moorman
Highly Acclaimed International Presenter and Author

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades K-12: Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Improvement Teams, Discipline Committee Members, and Administrators

  • Receive dozens of ideas to effectively use a restorative discipline approach
  • Proven restorative discipline strategies to build a productive learning environment with quality relationships, effective interpersonal skills and high-quality instruction
  • Practical methods to reduce students’ problematic behavior and increase students’ desire to act responsibly and respectfully
  • Teacher-friendly ideas to help students systematically progress socially, emotionally and behaviorally
  • Innovative techniques that help students develop more effective skills to deal with difficult situations and disappointments

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Are you tired of being a police person: creating rules that are ignored, calling out offenders, establishing guilt, and handing out punishments? Are you looking for ways to help students develop the necessary skills for them to regulate their own behavior, solve disagreements and contribute in more positive ways to a peaceful, productive learning environment? Would you like to find strategies that build more positive teacher-to-student and student-to-student relationships? Have you noticed that students who return from In-School Suspension (ISS) change their behavior for only a short amount of time before returning to similar attitudes and actions? Have you seen how bribing students with a Friday popcorn party works to manipulate behavior briefly and does nothing to create an internal standard of behavior that will be activated later when an adult is not present? Have you observed a missing link in your discipline strategies, one that requires offenders to repair any harm they have caused, work toward a positive outcome, express remorse and make amends? If so, you are probably ready to seriously examine and implement a restorative approach to discipline.

In this outstanding seminar, you’ll learn preventive measures designed to build skills and attitudes in students while producing healthy and productive relationships among students and staff. You will learn a system of restorative practices that repair damaged relationships through reflective conversations that give students an opportunity to become aware of the harm they have caused and develop plans to make amends and move forward with a more positive attitude and behavior in the future.

Armed with an extensive resource handbook and a set of powerful strategies, you will leave this seminar with renewed desire to make a difference in the lives of your most challenging students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Improve Student Behavior and Strengthen Student Learning
    Discover practical, classroom-tested restorative discipline strategies to help students improve their behavior and strengthen their learning
  2. Valuable Verbal Skills to Build Agency and Identity in Your Students
    Learn valuable verbal strategies to help students resolve disagreements, demonstrate empathy and take ownership of their behavior
  3. Build Trust and Respect
    Discover ways you can use an invitational style that builds trust, respect and optimism in students and staff
  4. Reduce Student Misbehaviors
    Learn specific restorative discipline strategies that can dramatically decrease your students’ misbehaviors
  5. Improve Your Students’ Self-Regulation Skills
    Strategies you can immediately implement to strengthen students’ self-regulation skills, reducing time spent on discipline and increasing time for instruction and learning
  6. Respond Effectively to Problematic Behavior
    Intervene appropriately in teaching students constructive skills to deal with triggering situations to stop recurring behavior problems from occuring
  7. Constructive Alternatives to Suspension and Detention that Focus on Teaching and Learning Rather than on Punishment
    Learn how to create a restorative mindset that focuses on keeping, making and building peace by making key shifts
  8. Switch the Emphasis from Getting Even to Getting Well
    Receive restorative strategies that use student behavioral mistakes as an opportunity for them to focus on more positive, productive behaviors in the future
  9. Avoid Escalation and Power Struggles
    Specific ways to decrease power struggles without losing respect or dignity … Specific ways to verbally respond to upset or out-of-control students that de-escalates tense situations and lays the groundwork for a positive outcome
  10. Receive a Valuable Restorative Discipline Resource Handbook Each seminar participant will receive a resource handbook filled with the techniques, strategies and activities discussed in the seminar

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Proven methods to promote empathy in students, allowing them to become conscious of the effect their behaviors and attitudes have on others
  • Outstanding teaching strategies that help teachers implement necessary corrective discipline without resorting to consequences that are unrelated, unreasonable or disrespectful
  • Preventive strategies that reduce the rates of suspension and expulsion and that positively impact student learning
  • Verbal skills that help students manage conflict, own their behavior, and express empathy
  • Alternatives to rewards and punishment
  • How to intentionally invite students with techniques that build trust, a belief in self and an optimistic outlook on school and life
  • Procedures that encourage students to become self-regulated learners, assuming increasing amounts of control over their school lives
  • A collection of field-tested verbal skills that take students seriously, require them to think and show them they can make a difference in their own school lives and the lives of others
  • What to say and what not to say to help bring out the best in students
  • How to avoid escalation of power struggles using alternatives to increased force and control
  • Ways to make peacemaking in your school more explicit rather than part of the silent curriculum
  • Move students away from punishment and along a continuum from inappropriate behavior to remorse to making amends
  • Learn the key steps necessary to create an effective reentry plan for reintegrating students for whom suspension was necessary

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I think we can all agree that today, more than ever, educators face a variety of challenges in the classroom. These challenges range from increased accountability to students who come to school angry, hostile, disinterested, unmotivated, and disconnected from society.
As educators, we share many of the same frustrations and have many of the same questions about how to successfully teach difficult, uninterested, disconnected, or defiant students. These questions often include:

  • How can I teach when students are disrespectful, disruptive or disinterested?
  • How can I successfully deal with classroom challenges and disruptions?
  • What do I do when students “push my buttons?”
  • What do I do when I have more than one disruptive student at a time?
  • How do I deal with disrespectful students without losing credibility or authority with my other students?
  • How can I avoid power struggles?
  • When do I ask for help or get the administration involved?
  • How can I help students successfully reenter my class after they have been removed for disciplinary reasons?

I appreciate your desire to experience a seminar designed to give alternatives to traditional reward-based or punishment-based discipline programs. I have designed this seminar with restorative discipline as the foundation and to provide you with ideas to help you not only deal with challenging behaviors when they occur, but also to develop the skills and attitudes to make it less likely that challenges will occur in the future.

I have designed this seminar to share the ideas, strategies, techniques, and methods I have seen work with even the most challenging, disrespectful students.

Please join me and discover practical, commonsense restorative discipline practices that we can successfully use to deal with and help challenging students in our classrooms and schools. I guarantee, you will leave this seminar with many practical strategies that you can put to use in your classroom immediately to help students see themselves as capable, valuable and responsible. In a short amount of time, you will be telling others emphatically, “This stuff works!”

Warmly,
Chick Moorman

P.S. If you could transform the life of just one student this year, your time will have been well spent. Invest a day with me and together we can make a real difference in the lives of your students.

Who Should Attend

Educators serving grades K-12: Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Improvement Teams, Discipline Committee Members, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Strategies to transform your discipline system to one based on restorative practices that foster learning and growth.
  • Effective verbal skills that decrease conflict, promote emotional intelligence, and communicate respect and caring
  • Techniques to help students replace negative attitudes with positive ones
  • Clear steps for helping students give up the victim stance and take personal responsibility for their choices and actions

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in using a restorative discipline approach with their students.

Consultation Available
Chick Moorman will be available at the seminar to answer individual questions and discuss the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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