Restorative Practices


Dates:  Tuesday, October 22, 2019, AND Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM (Registration starts at 8:15 AM)


The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration is FREE. Lunch will be provided.


Registration open through 10/15/2019 11:59 PM



Join Muskegon County educators to learn the fundamentals of Restorative Practices (RP) and Circles through an interactive 2-day training. Workshops are designed to be active, engaging, and focused on both theory and practical strategies necessary to implement RP in classrooms and schools. Restorative Practices offers both proactive and responsive strategies for building and strengthening relationships. The approach helps to develop relationships among students and teachers which are essential for effective teaching and learning. When conflict arises, RP helps build the skills needed to manage the conflict and restore relationships.


As a result of the two day training participants will be able to:

  • Define Restorative Practices as twofold: 1) Building community and connection; 2) Repairing harm
  • Name the four components of the social discipline window and characteristics of each
  • Name the three parts of fair process
  • Explain the theory of the compass of shame
  • Define the restorative practices continuum
  • Understand and be able to use affective statements
  • Practice restorative questioning
  • Understand the purpose of circles
  • Introduce and practice different circle structures

About Us

The MAISD is a strong regional education service agency serving the public schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.

Our primary mission is to provide the leadership, programs, and services that enhance the success of everyone we serve and it is our vision to be the premier source for quality educational leadership, programs, and services.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to no later than seven (7) days prior to the start date of the workshop. Phone cancellations are not accepted. 'No shows' will be charged the full registration amount.

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, all events at the MAISD North Building will continue as scheduled unless the MAISD itself is closed. An announcement would be made through local media outlets, as well as the MAISD Facebook and the @MAISD Twitter, if the MAISD were to close due to weather.

In the event of a two-hour delay at the MAISD North Building:

  • Events beginning at 10:00 am or later will continue as scheduled.

  • Full-day events (those lasting at least five hours) scheduled to begin before 10:00 am will begin at 10:15 am.

  • Partial-day events beginning before 10:00 am will be canceled.

Exceptions to this policy will be communicated to participants via email at least 12 hours in advance of expected inclement weather.

Continuing Education

12.5 Professional Development Hours

12.5 SCECHs Available


Amy NelsonAmy Nelson was a high school teacher for thirteen years before joining the ISD as a Field Coordinator for Project BEST. As a Field Coordinator, she provides ongoing, in-district/in-building support to build assigned districts’ capacity to implement and sustain a Multi-Tiered Behavioral Framework (PBIS). Amy completed her undergraduate work and earned her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.

Tricia McTaggartTricia McTaggart, Project Best Field Coordinator


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MAISD Registration Assistance



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Muskegon, MI 49442

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