Restorative Practice Webinar
Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Zoom Webinar
This one hour webinar gives an overview of the main restorative practices, and highlights why this is a better way of operating for teachers, students and the school as a whole. It explains that teachers, in fact, already do much of this already and, importantly, that it is completely in alignment with the values that people typically bring to work. Furthermore, it highlights how a restorative ethos can, and should, incorporate other elements such as trauma-informed practice and even mindfulness. Participants will leave with a number of practical tips, as well as direction on where to go next for further study or research.
SPEAKER: Joe Power
Joe Power is the Restorative Practices Development Officer for Limerick and is an accredited RP trainer. He has worked in the area full-time for the last three years. He has experience delivering training in both primary and secondary school settings and has demonstrated restorative circle practice within classes in both. He has also delivered training to pre-school and third level settings, as well as to youth services and residential care centres (he previously worked 18 years in that field). He has previously worked for Le Cheile Restorative Justice program in Limerick with young offenders, and also employs the principles and practices with his own children and his own life on a daily basis. He has written extensively about restorative practice, it's implementation and the barriers that sometimes exist in his website blog and has delivered both RP training and webinars through a number of Education Centres in the past.