A Running PersonBEST/MTSS Summer Institute 2018

Strand G - FULL

Deepening and Expanding Restorative Practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Jon Kidde and VTPBIS Trainer


For over a decade, Vermont schools have been building a multi-tiered system of supports framework for social and academic achievement. While over half of VT schools currently implement PBIS, others use different strategies for creating a multi-tiered framework to support student social/emotional/behavioral success. Recently, there has been a surge of interest around the use of restorative approaches nationally and in Vermont schools.

A restorative approach involves principle-based processes and practices that can be applied to help things go right as well as respond when things go wrong. This whole-school approach links well within the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework.

Through active participation and using the opportunities to apply course content to their schools, upon completion, participants will:

Who Should Attend:

This advanced strand is intended for school teams looking to dig deeper into restorative practice and to explore the integration and alignment of a restorative approach within the MTSS framework at the systems level. Participants/teams must have already attended introductory training in restorative practices.






Jon Kidde has been exploring the concepts of restorative justice (RJ) for 20 years. Currently, he is an independent consultant focused on restorative justice and justice reform. He has played a critical role in the design, application, and enhancement of RJ within diverse settings. Jon co-authored Restorative Justice: A Working Guide for Our Schools with Rita Alfred in 2011. He is called upon to assist schools in their implementation of restorative approaches.