Presenters

 

Marg Armstrong

About Marg

Marg Armstrong is a teacher with nearly 30 years experience in schools across NSW, Victoria and USA mainly working with the Department of Education & Training in Victoria. For the past 10 years she has been training and supporting schools implementing a restorative approach to behaviour management throughout the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne as well as facilitating many conferences for schools. In 2004, she was granted a Churchill Fellowship to research restorative practices in schools internationally. She is a founding member of the Victorian Association for Restorative Justice and its current President. She is now working as a private consultant.

Workshop Overview

One of the most important aspects of a young person's journey through their schooling is the development of positive relationships with their peers, and teachers, yet with increasing emphasis on the delivery of curriculum and improving academic data, this very important aspect is being lost. This workshop will look at the preventative component of restorative practices - that of building a positive classroom climate where relationships are the key. This interactive workshop will look at using circles, both proactively and as an intervention when relationships are harmed.