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Restorative Practice in Adult Education
Fri 10 February 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
Restorative Practice in Adult Education #TDbehaviour
Effective classroom management is a key focus for teachers of groups of any age. Although behaviour and how to 'manage' it is a topic long analysed and explored, recent initatives such as the Prevent agenda present new challenges to the formation of positive and empowering student-teacher relationships. In addition, the extension of the age of compulsory education presents new issues; for example, frustrations around the requirement to resit examinations (on multiple occasions for many) can create tensions and volatility which can be difficult to manage. Against this backdrop it is vital that teachers in the lifelong learning sector are able to manage learning environments with confidence.
Restorative practice (RP) is an emerging field of behaviour management that enables people to restore and build community in an increasingly disconnected world.. It acknowledges that students have 'back stories'; it emphasises the establishment of community and belonging through the deliberate use of restorative language and the modelling of positive teacher behaviours. This workshop, led by Karol Thornton, will explore practical ways to use RP in your classroom and also allow important thinking time for exploration of the issues in our own teaching contexts.
We want colleagues to have full access to this opportunity. Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us get this right. When you complete your booking, please make sure to tell us if you have any accessibility, belief/faith, caring, dietary, learning, medical or other requirements and what we need to do so that you can participate in this meeting.
The fee is based on a donation model: The Northern College is a charity, so we can't afford to operate at a loss and we have no funding for this work. We recommend £30, but please pay what you can afford. To keep costs down, please visit our Dining Room for affordable home cooking, or bring your own lunch.