Relational Pedagogies and Restorative Practices in the Early Years and beyond

PL # 14091

  • Starting on 20 Mar 2024
  • Cancellation permitted until 10 Mar 2024
  • Registration Close : 15 Mar 2024

Delivery Format : In Person

Pricing Normal
For Members $0
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Limited Places Available

    Registrations open to :
  • AISWA Member Schools


Do you have a desire to help children achieve to their fullest potential?
Are the educators in your team noticing an increased number of children who are dysregulated, displaying challenging behaviours in their classrooms?
Do you strive to have consistency as a team in your approach to behaviour guidance with specific focus on Relational Pedagogy and Restorative Practice?
Are you striving to use behavioural strategies that meet the EYLF(v2.0) and the National Quality Standard?
This one day PL opportunity aims to support schools in finding answers to these questions and more. Facilitated by Deb Martin this one day PL is part of the Behaviour Engagement Project, but we are opening up this day to other educators who are interested in embedding Relational Pedagogies and Restorative Practices across the PK-2 setting and beyond. 

This professional learning opportunity entails a comprehensive examination of the efficacy of your current Behaviour Management Policy and Procedures. Whether you seek to align your classroom practices with your existing policies or ensure their ongoing effectiveness, this PL is designed to meet those objectives. The primary focus is on cultivating educators' abilities to foster children's self-regulation through co-regulation, cultivate and sustain respectful and responsive child–educator relationships, and uphold the dignity and rights of every child.

Key components of this program include the integration of the "Steps to Solving Problems" cycle derived from Deb's research in her Master's Dissertation. Strategies explored encompass co-regulation, responsive guidance, narrative therapy, time-in practices, intrinsic motivation, and restorative approaches. By participating in this professional learning, participants can anticipate enhancements in children's behaviour, improved academic outcomes, strengthened relationships with children, and an elevated standing for your educational institution.


Deb Martin

Deb Martin

Deb Martin has been an Early Childhood Consultant with AISWA for 7 years and has been working in Early Childhood classrooms since 2006. She has recently taken a new position as the Dean of Teaching and Learning (Primary) at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School. Her area of expertise and school support is in the area of high quality play based pedagogies, guiding young children's behaviours, Early Childhood literacy and the On-entry assessment. Her work also includes supporting leaders and in particular, their educators, in pedagogical change and embedding evidence based appropriate pedagogies including play-based and inquiry pedagogies and Reggio Emilia inspired practice. Other areas Deb specialises in include; helping educators gain a deep understanding about the ever changing neuroscience and recent research related to young children and how this can be translated into high quality classroom practice, looking at the high quality interactions between children and their educators including sustained shared thinking. Due to Deb’s recent experience in the classroom, her practical experiences and rich stories help educators see the possibilities of high quality practice, including a guidance approach to managing behaviour and supporting self-regulation.

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Relational Pedagogies and Restorative Practices in the Early Years and beyond

Date / Time

20 Mar 2024 Starts: 08:30 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 1


Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Leadership

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