This workshop provides an overview of Michigan’s statutory requirement for use of Restorative Practices to build culture, improve climate, repair relationships in a school and as an alternative or in addition to suspension or expulsion. Participants are introduced to the use of alternative approaches to changing unwanted behavior, including the social science of human behavior, statutory requirements for use of restorative practices, and practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with students, families, and colleagues, as well as repair damaged relationships. Throughout the training participants examine their identity (role), values and beliefs (motivation/purpose) when responding to unwanted behavior through the use of restorative practices to consider how our actions and reactions influence those around us.

Participants will...

  • Provide a daily check-in, class by class norms, and check out with teachers and support staff
  • Build strong, knowledgeable, empathetic caring relationships w/ students
  • Establish systematic referral protocols when conflicts arise and strategies for managing lightly structured areas during exchange times
  • Standardized a list of alternative disciplinary consequences based on RP principles to address unwanted behaviors
  • Provide assistance for administrators to track the fidelity of the RP program

Participants will leave with...

  • The importance of building positive relationships with students.
  • Strategies to identify and mitigate potential problems that students encounter.
  • Template for framing and using proactive, responsive and restorative circles effectively to address unwanted behavior and repair harm.

Target Audience:

Secondary Principals, Secondary Assistant Principals / Deans of Students, Elementary Principals, Central Office Administrators, Teacher Leaders, Teachers


9:00-10:30 Social Science of Human Behavior

  • What is Restorative Practices? Myths vs Facts
  • Statutory Requirements of Restorative Practices

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Social Science of Human Behavior

12:15-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:00 Restorative Questioning and Affective Statements

2:00-2:15 Break

2:30-4:00 Proactive, Responsive and Restorative Circles

What they are saying...

"Roy’s presentation gets to the heart of what it takes to build relationships with students and handle behavior issues in a dignified, respectful manner. He presents in an engaging manner."

“Tammy not only addresses the what and how, but just as importantly the why.  She debunks myths about discipline and brings practical solutions to addressing unwanted behavior.”


Participants will earn up to 5 SCECHs during the training.


Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD
315 Armory Place
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

MASSP Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made seven (7) calendar days or more in advance of the training date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made after this date, including no-shows, are nonrefundable. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual by contacting the MASSP office at (517) 327-5315.

In the event that MASSP must cancel a training due to unforeseen circumstances, including inclement weather, participants will be refunded the cost of registration or may credit the fee toward an upcoming training. MASSP does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.


Sault Ste. Marie

Price: $150.00