Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
6:00 am – 12:30 pm

November 29, 2022

$279.00 per person

Restorative Practices in Pre-K and Kindergarten... Tools for Immediate and Enduring Success

NEW Seminar Presented By
Salandra Grice

Outstanding Educator and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers, Counselors, Instructional Aides, Specialists, and Administrators

  • Reduce student conflict and behavioral interruptions in your teaching and learning environments
  • Restorative techniques to help your students effectively deal with difficult situations
  • Practical strategies for reducing problematic behavior in Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Easy-to-implement methods for reducing your students’ disruptive behaviors

Practical Strategies

Join your colleagues and presenter Salandra Grice for this interactive, hands-on, and engaging one-day seminar packed with dozens of practical, ready-to-use strategies you can use immediately to develop and maintain a more positive, productive Pre-K and Kindergarten learning environment that is focused on teaching and learning, utilizing a restorative practices approach. The emphasis is on strategies and activities that really work, based on real Pre-K and Kindergarten students in real classrooms. Salandra Grice has extensive experience in creating highly positive and productive early learning classrooms. Salandra will share proven ways to significantly reduce lost instructional time due to student behavior issues by helping them develop a greater understanding of how their behaviors affect you and others. You’ll learn how an emphasis on a foundation of restoring relationships when misbehavior occurs can become a valuable opportunity for learning.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Strengthen the Restorative Practices in Your Pre-K and Kindergarten Classroom
    Experience far less student conflict and disagreement than typical classrooms and schools … Learn the essential elements required to build a high-quality restorative classroom and improved classroom experience for everyone
  2. Increase Your Confidence in Using Restorative Circles with Your Young Learners
    Strengthen student relationships, problem solving, positive behavior, and learning … Collect a myriad of effective circle processes that vastly improve communication
  3. Reduce Misbehavior in Your Pre-K and Kindergarten Classroom
    Decrease your Pre-K and Kindergarten students’ misbehaviors using restorative discipline strategies that emphasize relationships rather than retribution … Practical strategies specifically for young learners
  4. Spend Less Time Dealing with Discipline and More Time Facilitating Learning
    Learn proven strategies to reduce your time on discipline … Increase time for instruction and learning and help your Pre-K and Kindergarten students take greater ownership of their own behavior in your classroom
  5. Restorative Strategies to Help Your Students Build More Positive Relationships
    Discover practical, classroom-tested restorative practices that build stronger student to student relationships and more effectively address the student behaviors that can impede the learning process in your classroom
  6. Yield Higher Academic Achievement for All Your Students
    Discover innovative culturally responsive classroom management strategies that support far more high-quality instructional time and more engaging and meaningful academic lessons, yielding much higher academic achievement for all your young students
  7. Increase Instructional Time by Minimizing the Need to Manage Misbehavior
    Explore essential strategies for creating successful restorative classrooms and schools … Learn practical ways to set yourself up for much higher academic and behavioral expectations than traditional classrooms and schools
  8. Practical Strategies to Better Balance Academic Learning with Relationship Building
    Strengthen your students’ sense of safety and connectedness in your classroom … Learn easy-to-implement strategies that help you to prioritize and build sustainable relationships as an essential foundation to the content lessons you teach
  9. Restorative Practices That Improve Your Students’ Sense of Well-Being
    Discover Pre-K and Kindergarten tested classroom management strategies that build greater empathy, trust, respect, and optimism in students, staff, and their families … Increase positive communication and improve well-being for all
  10. Receive a Valuable Restorative Practices Digital Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive restorative practices digital resource handbook filled with the techniques and activities discussed in the seminar, as well as practical strategies that you can immediately apply in your Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • The most effective restorative practices for building better Pre-K and Kindergarten students’ relationships in the moment and into the future
  • Increase your students’ desire to act more responsibly and respectfully at school
  • Proven practices to drastically reduce the number of office referrals in the short and long term
  • Restorative skills that promote your students’ academic, social, emotional, and behavioral success
  • Practical ways to incorporate a more responsive approach to classroom management
  • Exemplary practices that work to solve problems and restore relationships
  • Extensive tips for successful facilitation of restorative conversations in the kindergarten classroom
  • Dozens of restorative circle-prompt “starters” that are engaging, meaningful and promote connectedness among classroom community members
  • Proven, research-based methods to solve classroom problems effectively … the first time
  • A repertoire of practices to foster student teamwork, collaboration, focus, and attention
  • Resources to create more regulated classroom routines that support all types and levels of learners
  • Ways to increase positive behavior, and prevent conflict and disagreement between early learners
  • Help your Pre-K and Kindergarten students improve socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As an experienced Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher, I deeply understand the challenges we face in creating a more positive learning space where all students can be successful. I believe that all students deserve the opportunity to fulfill their complete academic potential and that begins with reducing the occurrence of misbehaviors by creating more inclusive and positive classroom environments! As Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers, we know first-hand the many challenges that arise in this pursuit which result in the loss of valuable instructional time. Recurring distractions and misbehaviors thwart our efforts at a positive classroom environment. Creating learning environments which foster collaborative relationships, inclusiveness, and high-quality instruction are key in reducing negative classroom experiences. This one-day seminar will give you the practical ideas you need to either get started or enhance your current early learning program.

We have all experienced traditional practices that fail to help us create a positive learning environment in which we know young and developing Pre-K and Kindergarten students can flourish. There is mounting evidence that a shift from these practices toward a more restorative classroom climate can be a turning point toward greater success. Creating this learning environment begin with you and me … educators who understand and embrace the theory, values, and principles of teaching with a more proactive restorative mindset and apply them with fidelity in our classrooms.

I’ve created this seminar to share practical strategies, tools, techniques, and methods for restorative practices specifically for your Pre-K and Kindergarten learners as a foundation. I am confident that you can put these valuable tools to use in your classroom to help your students see themselves as able, capable, and more responsible. In a short amount of time, you’ll find yourself not only dealing more effectively with challenging behaviors when they occur but also encountering fewer behavior challenges in the future. I look forward to meeting you at the seminar and working with you soon!

Salandra Grice

P.S. The emphasis will be on practical restorative practice strategies and tools you can start using the day after the seminar in your own Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom.

Who Should Attend

Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers, Counselors, Instructional Aides, Specialists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • The key principles of restorative practices for use in Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms
    • Effective tools and strategies that restore more positive relationships and improve academic learning
    • Simple and effective tools to improve your students’ behavior immediately and into the future
    • Practical tools and techniques to improve your Pre-K and Kindergarten students’ learning experience
    • Concrete strategies for more effective classroom management designed specifically for the Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom
  2. Meet and Share
    Salandra Grice will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  3. Consultation Available
    Salandra Grice will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.