Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices in Schools Trainings Set for June

Register for Trainings in Cloquet, Bemidji or the Twin Cities

The Minnesota Department of Education School Safety Technical Assistance Center will offer two weeks of restorative practices training in three Minnesota locations this June. Restorative practices is an approach schools can use to improve school climate and reduce discipline disparities. It focuses on building relationships and creating community in school to prevent harm and to repair relationships.

The trainings are open to school administrators, school board members, teachers, educational aides, school resource officers, student support staff, out-of-school time staff, youth workers, school volunteers and community partners. Sessions offered range from introductory level trainings to advanced level trainings.


Cloquet: June 11-15

Register for the Cloquet trainings. In partnership with Cloquet Public Schools Area Alternative Education Program, the center will offer 11 trainings, including: Foundations of Restorative Practices, Circle Training, Conferencing to Repair Harm, School Mediation/Conflict Coaching, Circle Keeper Training, Whole School Design, Mindfulness, ACES, Living Through the Heart, Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline and Restorative Reiki.

Bemidji: June 12-15

Register for the Bemidji trainings. In partnership with Peacemaker Resources, the center will offer five trainings, including: Foundations of Restorative Practices, Circle Training, Restorative Language and Chats, Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and Circle to Repair Harm.

Crystal: June 18-22

Register for the Crystal trainings. In partnership with the Legal Rights Center, Robbinsdale Area Schools and Forest Elementary School, the center will offer twelve trainings:

  • Foundational level trainings, including Foundations of Restorative Practices, Circle Training, Restorative Language and Chats, Circle Equity Discussions, Administrators Circle and Implementation.
  • Advanced level training, including Repairing Harm Conferencing or Circle, Family Group Conferencing, Circle Keeper Training, Restorative Practices and Special Needs, Using Circle to Teach.

More Information

For more information, contact Nancy Riestenberg, 651-582-8433.

Contact Nancy Riestenberg, 651-582-8433, to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) requires a two-week advance notice to provide accommodations and 48-hour notice to cancel the request.