School Training

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School Training

Shaping the Future through Restorative Practices

As an education professional, you not only want to make a difference in the way you interact with others, but also face uphill battles. Implementing restorative justice practices in schools can be challenging and time-consuming, often causing tension between the desire for harm repair and the need for culture change.

Restorative Justice Project Maine understands the unique challenges schools face. By implementing coaching and support, educators can learn how to change policies, respond to conflicts in a restorative manner, and create a positive school culture.

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Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders

RJP Maine’s School Training program is designed to help educators and support staff change the way they interact with each other and their students to foster an environment where kids are involved in restorative practices. Ultimately, this leads to generational change. 

Since we recognize that implementing these changes can be challenging, we’re here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. Our School Training program creates relationships with educators for up to three years, providing ongoing guidance and empowering educators to make lasting changes. Together, we can create generational change and make a difference in the lives of students.


Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Through this training, you’ll learn how to change policies, adapt responses when things go awry, and alter the way you connect with people. In doing so, you’ll create an educational setting that encourages understanding, empathy, and growth. Despite internal challenges – such as time constraints and scalability – our approach has proven effective for educators in schools across the country.

Responding to Racial Harm Using Restorative Practices: It Starts with Counteracting Microaggressions

We proudly offer a free video-based curriculum, featuring Maine students, designed to address racial harms in schools and empower students to interrupt them using a restorative model. Please click here to receive access to our video links and Teacher’s Instructions to use the materials with your students.

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Training Details

While our training remains consistent across different sectors, the implementation within schools is unique. With plenty of resources for all – including administrators, educators, and support staff (janitors, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and more) – the School Training program can help anyone who wants to make a positive change in their restorative interactions.

Implementational Coaching

During the training, you’ll have the opportunity to form breakout groups, fostering a supportive network among your peers. But to ensure the smooth application of restorative practices, we offer implementational coaching within the Series.

An Uphill, but Rewarding, Journey

We understand that changing the culture of an institution takes time. But the journey is worth it. By adopting restorative practices, you’ll create an environment conducive to learning and growth, positively influencing the lives of countless students.

You Can Be the Change

At Restorative Justice Project Maine, we believe in the power of restorative practices to bring about significant, long-lasting change in education. As part of our School Training, you’ll be more than an educator; you’ll be a catalyst for change. 

For more information or to register for the School Training, please reach out to us at RJP Maine.