Runs September 20 – October 11, 2023
Restitution is a philosophy created by Diane Gossen, based on the work of William Glasser’s Control Theory and the principles of Indigenous Restorative Justice. It provides those working with children hands-on skills to deal with difficult behaviour. Instead of rewards and punishment, Restitution focuses on helping students become the person they want to be. Drawing from current research on the brain functioning, Restitution recognizes that for true learning to occur, the process that children must engage in is an internal one. Restitution teaches youth self-discipline and skills needed to promote independence, critical thinking, and acceptance of personal responsibility for one’s actions.
The course will start with a one-hour zoom meeting that will bring our cohort of learners together. After this initial meeting, participants will receive an email that will provide the information required to log in to the self-directed modules of the course.
The outline of the course is as follows:
Wednesday, September 20; 10-11 AM CST: Zoom meeting #1
Modules 1-6 must be completed by Tuesday, September 26
Wednesday, September 27; 10-11 AM CST : Zoom meeting #2
Modules 7-8 must be completed by Tuesday, October 3
Wednesday, October 4; 10-11 AM CST: Zoom meeting #3
Modules 9-10 must be completed by Wednesday, October 11
Please note that all times are in Central Standard Time.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Facilitator: Rebecca Gray