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The Akoben Learning Center provides a comprehensive virtual learning experience for professional learning communities interested in sharpening their understanding of Restorative Practices. While we maintain that physical workshops are our ideal mode of content delivery, the ever-changing dynamics of our world have revealed an increased need for alternative forms of learning. Such circumstances have also underscored the need for restorative mindsets to foster connection, equity, and healing. Thus, we are committed to fitting our model into a digital space because we know that Restorative Practices must follow human beings wherever they go!
You will learn about the premise of restorative practices and key foundational pillars: Connection Before Content, The Two Paradigms, and the The Social Discipline Window (a powerful framework for analyzing one’s use of authority) and The Formula for Change. Through self-reflection activities, checks for understanding, and end of module quizzes, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the value and implementation of a restorative approach.
Building upon DRA Pt. 1, you'll learn how we implement the Formula for Change through restorative practices. You'll engage with the Restorative Practices Continuum and explore both proactive and responsive approaches to connection + challenge. Finally, you will explore the role that shame and affect play both in cultivating a restorative mindset and in responding restoratively.
"I purchased DRA Pt. 1 for my entire staff. They really enjoyed the course, ...it's flexibility and thoroughness."
"The ALC was a great way for me to refresh my thinking around restorative practices. It was the perfect restart to launch the school year."
Ryna, 6th grade Math Teacher
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