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November 14, 2019

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RESTORATIVE PRACTICES in the Classroom: Powerful Strategies that Build Better Relationships and Manage Student Behavior More Effectively

Presented by Alan Krenek
Outstanding Teacher and Presenter

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

  • Practical ideas for effectively using a restorative mindset approach in the classroom
  • Teacher-tested strategies for building a more productive learning environment creating quality relationships, strengthening interpersonal skills and promoting high-quality instruction
  • Practical, easy-to-implement methods for reducing students’ problematic behavior while increasing their desire to act more responsibly and respectfully
  • Innovative techniques that help students develop more effective skills to deal with difficult situations

Practical Ideas and Strategies

In this outstanding NEW seminar, Alan Krenek, nationally-recognized expert on restorative practices, will share dozens of practical strategies you can use immediately to develop and maintain a more positive, productive classroom environment that is focused on teaching and learning, utilizing a restorative practices approach. Alan will share proven ways to significantly reduce instructional time lost to student behavior issues by helping students develop a greater understanding of how their behaviors affect you and others in the classroom. You’ll learn how an emphasis on restoring relationships rather than punishment when misbehavior occurs can be a valuable opportunity for learning.

You’ll leave this seminar with an extensive restorative practices resource handbook and dozens of strategies to help students develop more positive relationship skills and become more responsible and accountable for their own behavior.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Reduce Teacher Time in Discipline
    Learn proven strategies to reduce teacher time in discipline, increase time for instruction and learning and help students take greater ownership of their own behavior
  2. Decrease Power Struggles
    Discover specific ways to decrease power struggles without losing respect … Learn how to verbally respond to upset or out-of-control students to de-escalate tense situations and lay the groundwork for a positive outcome
  3. Reduce Student Misbehaviors
    Dramatically decrease your students’ misbehaviors using restorative discipline strategies that emphasize relationships rather than retribution
  4. Build Greater Trust and Respect
    Discover how an invitational style of classroom management can build greater empathy, trust, respect, and optimism in students and staff
  5. Strengthen Your Students’ Self-Regulation Skills
    Learn new, innovative strategies you can implement immediately to strengthen your students’ self-regulation skills
  6. Respond Effectively to Problematic Behavior
    Intervene appropriately in teaching students constructive skills for dealing with trigger situations to stop recurring behavior problems
  7. Utilize Constructive Alternatives to Suspension and Detention that Focus on Teaching and Learning, Not Punishment
    Learn how to create a restorative mindset that focuses on keeping, making and building peace by shifting the focus from rules to relationships
  8. Incorporate Restorative Practices that Switch the Emphasis from Getting Even to Getting Well
    Strategies for using student mistakes in behavior as an opportunity for them to learn to focus on more positive, productive behaviors in the future
  9. Help Students Improve Their Behavior
    Discover practical, classroom-tested restorative discipline strategies for helping students improve their behavior
  10. Receive a Valuable Restorative Practices Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a restorative practices resource handbook filled with the techniques, strategies and activities discussed in the seminar

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Specific strategies to adjust your responses to help guide students toward their own behavior change
  • Practical ways to incorporate a restorative mindset approach in your classroom
  • Realistic and doable strategies to create a more emotionally safe classroom through building trusting relationships
  • How to make a positive mindset a part of your daily classroom culture so your students model positive interactions
  • Specific strategies to adjust your responses to help guide students toward their own behavior change
  • How to take yourself out of the conflict cycle when teaching underperforming and unmotivated students
  • Down-to-earth, common sense methods to effectively communicate with the most challenging students
  • How to encourage positive change in students by facilitating, not punishing
  • Ways to help your students better regulate their thinking, emotions and behaviors for success
  • How to effectively use relationships with students to solve problems within the classroom
  • Powerful ways to develop a classroom atmosphere that builds positive relationships and fosters mutual respect
  • How to create a culture of accountability with effective ways to hold students accountable
  • Ways to help students own their behaviors rather than disown them with excuses and blaming
  • Effective ways to stay emotionally neutral while working with difficult and defiant students

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Working in classrooms and schools today is not easy! If you have been in education for any amount of time, chances are you have experienced that even the most fun and engaging lessons can easily fall victim to the unique and challenging behaviors of some of our students. These behaviors can take the classroom hostage; halting instruction and impeding others’ ability to learn. We can find ourselves taking the behaviors personally and getting caught in a tug-of-war in which no one wins. I’ve designed this seminar to help you step outside of the “box” we often find ourselves in as educators and discover a more effective way of dealing with difficult behaviors.

It’s now commonplace that we differentiate instruction and adopt new and improved strategies that will assist our students in being able to master the content we teach. When it comes to helping our students master their behavior, we often fall back on traditional, one-size-fits-all, exclusionary consequences. Frequently, these traditional consequences miss the mark, failing to bring about any true accountability or change in behavior. This leads many of us to participate in the repetitive practice of “educational insanity” in which we keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Do you know a student who has been suspended over and over, yet nothing changes? The restorative practices I will be sharing with you in this seminar will help break this cycle.

Restorative practices begin inside the classroom with educators who embrace the concept of placing connections above content. I invite you to discover a different way that places an emphasis on reaching students so that we can be more effective teachers. You will learn innovative techniques and applicable strategies that will benefit all students. These tools will help you to achieve a greater classroom community and a learning environment where norms like respect, trust and belonging thrive.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar and working with you soon!

Alan Krenek

P.S. Spend a day with me and discover the transformative power of restorative practices and authentic connections in the classroom.

Who Should Attend

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

Special Benefits of Attending

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

  • Strategies for increasing respectful, responsible and cooperative behaviors in hard-to-reach students
  • Ready-to-use strategies for all students, even the most difficult
  • Ideas for creating a consistent positive classroom environment with fewer discipline issues and more time for learning

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

Consultation Available
Alan Krenek will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your use of restorative practices in your own classroom.

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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