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Professional Learning

Restorative Practices - Micro-credentials

This stack of five micro-credentials is intended to give educators an understanding of Restorative Practices.

At a Glance

Educators will explore restorative practices that holistically work to prevent and repair harm, and build community and relationships, resulting in a positive, supportive school climate.


  • Positive School Environments
  • Restorative Practices
  • Student Learning


  • Learn how to use restorative practice strategies such as restorative circles and conferencing
  • Promote a positive classroom and school community where harm is addressed and repaired
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: July 23, 2020


Audience Role

  • Affiliate


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School

Session Length

Approx. 15 hours per micro-credential

Session Format


Individual micro-credential topics include: 

  • Exploring Restorative Practices
  • Building a Positive Classroom Community with Affective Language
  • Restorative Circles: Building Relationships in the Classroom
  • Restorative Conferencing
  • Implementing Restorative Practices

NEA Micro-credentials are offered at no cost to NEA members. Non-NEA members will be charged a $125.00 scoring fee per micro-credential at the time of submission. The full list of available NEA micro-credentials can be found at:

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