Previous Chapter Chapter 8: Professional Learning for Sustainability
Chapter 8: Professional Learning for Sustainability
Meaningful implementation of restorative school discipline cannot occur unless school personnel have essential knowledge, skills, and understandings about restorative practices. One of the responsibilities of the school leader is to ensure that staff are professionally prepared for restorative approaches to school discipline and school safety. Particularly as these are areas of rapid development, the principal should have in place a system for annual assessment of staff capabilities. This chapter provides an overview of key competencies needed for restorative school discipline and a mechanism for annual staff needs assessment to drive professional development priorities and activities at the school. It includes the Professional Development (PD) Needs Assessment for Restorative Discipline for use by the principal with school personnel.