CONNECT Conference


National Restorative Practice Conference for Education.

Our CONNECT will take place in conjunction with the Education Department of Maynooth University (led by Dr Anthony Malone) on 25th March 2017. We are very excited about the potential of this to help Restorative Practice gain further traction in the educational arena and to highlight how it can facilitate the relationships and wellbeing that are essential for effective teaching and learning. This is a cross-sectoral event that welcomes teachers and educators from primary and post-primary as well as student-teachers and students. We are delighted to announce that the wonderful Dr Belinda Hopkins will be the keynote speaker on the day.

The day will also include workshops of which you will be able to choose two depending on your area of interest:

The journey begins… Getting started with RP. Faclitated by Michelle Stowe and Claire Matthews of ConnectRP.

Teachers sharing their RP journey; the practitioner’s voice.

Student and parent voice; RP and school community.

Research 1: RP supporting student-teachers; the PME experience in MU. Facilitated by Dr Anthony Malone.

Research 2: RP research and sharing of theory and practice in education.

Proactive Circles. Facilitated by Dr Belinda Hopkins

School leaders walking the talk; sharing practice and vision.

In the afternoon we will be coming together for a ConnectMEET to share even more ideas and practice! This will be quite informal and an opportunity for people to give an insight into what is working for them in terms of their RP journey. If you would be interested in taking part and sharing for either 2 or 5 minutes please fill in your details here.

We look forward to meeting you for what promises to be a most enjoyable and inspiring day for Restorative Practice and education!

Please share this with anyone that you feel may be interested. I would love to see you there, sharing how we can all

…be the change we want to see in the world..

Book your tickets on Eventbrite at this link CONNECT Conference



About mstowerp

I am a teacher and restorative practice practitioner, trainer and consultant. I am currently on career break but have been an active champion and coordinator of Restorative Practice (RP) in my school since 2010. Since that time I have become an accredited trainer and also completed a thesis in RP for my Masters in Education. This consisted of an action research project that involved working with teachers to initiate, implement and evaluate the use of RP in their classrooms. I am currently working part tim ein Maynooth and many Education Centres training teachers in RP. Contact me if you are interested in finding out information about training or consultancy. I am passionate about creating well-being and happiness in the work place; and particularly interested in re-culturing schools and cultivating a restorative paradigm shift. My intention is to use this forum to share the work we did as a community of teachers with others and to promote RP, well-being and community. Being involved with this work allows me to feel that the life that I am living is the same as the life that wants to live in me. I am grateful for this.
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