Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas

外国成人视频Restorative Discipline Practices (RDP) in Texas began in the Fall of 2015. The Texas Education Agency partnered with the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work to participate in a statewide roll out.

外国成人视频A grant provided training to ten of the twenty education service centers and school districts in Texas. The first ten service centers were selected based on the number of African American males that were suspended from the school districts in their regions. The training occurred in two parts. The first part included a two-day administrator readiness training, the second part a five-day coordinator training. The remaining ten regional service centers will receive the same training.

The goal is to plant the restorative discipline practices seeds across Texas. 1,400 administrators and 400 coordinators obtained training as of the fall 2016.

The Texas Definition of Restorative Discipline

Marilyn Armour, Ph.D., defines restorative discipline as a relational approach to building school climate and addressing student behavior. The approach fosters belonging over exclusion, social engagement over control, and meaningful accountability over punishment.

An overview of Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas training is available on the at  

RDP Fidelity Continuum Scale (FCS) & Data Collection Sheet

Get Recognized for your work! Complete the FCS and Data Collection Sheet between January 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020 to be considered for our RDP Badge below. To receive a link for the FCS, please email A Sample Data Collection Sheet is provided for you to fill out and email to Please also use this Calculation Sheet for FCS外国成人视频 when calculating your RLT's numbers.

Once the FCS and外国成人视频 the Data Collection Sheet are submitted for one or more semesters, the information will be reviewed. Upon verification, the school will be considered for a RDP Badge for the campus.

  RDP Badge(1)

外国成人视频The RDP Implementation Fidelity Scale is a tool for school districts and campuses to use as a guide.

RDP Implementation Fidelity Scale (PDF)

Lesson Plan for Circles

An introductory training in the basic principles, values, and processes of Restorative Discipline Practices and interventions in school settings is necessary to build community and for responding to challenging, behavior through open dialogue, coming to an understanding, and opportunities to set things right. After you have attended training for Restorative Discipline Practices and have an understanding of the circle process and how to facilitate circles, this sample lesson plan will assist you as begin to experience circles in your classroom with your students.

Sample Lesson Plan

Sample Lesson Plan Template

Campuses Earning the RD Badge of Distinction for a Restorative Campus

District Campus RD Coordinator Rating
Athens ISD Central Athens Elementary Jake Shirley, RD Coordinator Beginner
Houston ISD Robinson Elementary Aretha Franklin-Burleson, RD Coordinator Skillful
Anahuac ISD Anahuac Middle Ryan Roecker, RD Coordinator Skillful
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Lakewood Elementary Cameron Ramirez, RD Coordinator In Progress
Keller ISD Chisholm Trail Intermediate Kimberly Fleischer, RD Coordinator In Progress
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD Ed Willkie Middle Danny Knowles, RD Coordinator Beginner
Ysleta ISD East Point EL Maria McNulty, RD Coordinator In Progress


Stand-Alone RDP Training Sessions


RDP Stand-Alone Training of Trainers is FREE but limited to 40 participants per session. If there are vacancies in the session you select, your registration form will be accepted and a confirmation notice sent via email within 48 hours. CPE Credit will be given for attendance. The training is offered to employees of public schools and charter schools, Communities in Schools (CIS), public universities and colleges of education, and other organizations providing direct services to students in public educational settings.

NOTE: Two to three registrants per school district will be allowed to attend training. Each individual should register using their own organization email address. If a registrant has not attended Administrator Training, but will attend the Coordinator Training they should secure a copy of the RDP Training Resources.

All sessions will be held at the Texas Education Agency from 8:00am-5:00pm. Lunch is not provided. These are some hotels near the William B. Travis building.

2020 RDP Training Dates

The Administrator Training外国成人视频 is an overview of restorative discipline practices and training for Tier I Circles. To register for an Administrator Training session held on the dates below, select the following link:

(Click external link to register online.)

June 9, 2020 (Tuesday) from 8 AM to 5 PM

The Campus Coordinator Training外国成人视频 centers around Tier II and Tier III Circles. To register for a Coordinator Training session held on the dates below, select the following link: 

(Click external link to register online.)

June 10-11, 2020 (Wednesday and Thursday) from 8 AM to 5 PM

 (Click external link to register online)

外国成人视频The Early Childhood Training utilizes the effective strategies of Aubrey Hargis, parent, coach, and educational consultant.  She is the founder of the Child Development Institute of the Redwoods in California.

April 14-15, 2020 (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 8 AM to 5 PM Cancelled
May 12-13, 2020 (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 8 AM to 5 PM

Fidelity Continuum Scale Workshop 

A prerequisite for attending the Fidelity Continuum Scale Workshop is prior attendance at the TEA stand-alone training of BOTH the TOT Administrator Training AND外国成人视频 TOT Coordinator Training.

There are no sessions currently available; new dates will be posted in the near future.

2019 RDP Training Photos

Additional training photographs may be viewed in the . 

November 2019 RDP Cohort

RDP Training Participants November 2019

RDP October 2019 Cohort

RDP Training Participants October 2019 

RDP and University Keynote Speakers

外国成人视频RDP Presentation in South Africa in partnership with the University of Kwazula-Natal. Dr. Lang introduced keynote speaker Dr. Matula


Contact Information

Texas Education Agency
Department Innovation and Charters
Dr. Gaye Lang
(512) 463-2023