Are you interested in hosting a Restitution or Control Theory Workshop in your community?
If so, please contact Chelsom Consultants and we will help you find the information you require and arrange a workshop specifically designed to meet your needs. 




Restitution I - Introduction to Restitution
Restitution focuses on relationships not rules. On responsibility, not obedience. And on respect, not gold stars. Research has repeatedly shown that when students and teachers treat one another with respect, the environment for learning improves and test scores go up. Restitution is based on control theory which is a theory of internal motivation. Traditional discipline programs are based on stimulus-response psychology and focus on consequences either positive ones such as rewards or negative ones such as the removal of privileges or detention. Restitution teaches students self-discipline and skills needed to accept personal responsibility for one's actions. Restitution strengthens. The focus of restitution is restituting the self which teaches students to behave to be the person they want to be rather than to please others. An important part of this workshop is the social contract that includes the beliefs and values the teacher and students decide together are important.


Restitution II - Implementing Restitution (Prerequisite: Restitution I)

This workshop is designed for participants who are currently experimenting with ideas of restitution at the school and classroom level. This course is designed to assist teachers and administrators to assess their current practices in their schools and ask themselves, "Is what we are doing now getting us what we want?" This course will outline the ways in which restitution can impact on the system by using school beliefs.


Restitution IIIA.  Role Playing Restitution
(Prerequisite Restitution I)

This course is based on learning to counsel using the restitution triangle. The course will emphasize role-playing situations participants are dealing with. Restitution role playing helps people self-evaluate their behavior, validating the intent of their mis-behavior and restituting themselves back to the person they want to be. 


Restitution IIIB.  Teaching Control Theory and Restitution in the Elementary Classroom  (Prerequisite Restitution I)

A practical, make and take workshop on how to teach   students about Restitution.  Teach students about basic needs, components of their behavior, how their brains works, how to work as a team to create a social contract, to define jobs, and to fix problems using the Restitution statements. 


Restitution IIIC – Start the Year With Restitution – Lessons for Needs and Behavior (Prerequisite Restitution I)  

Southshore Elementary in Regina Beach, Saskatchewan has been a Restitution school for seven years.  Marlene Belliveau is sharing their lesson plans which include a unit to teach the basic needs using the Innukshuk theme.  A unit to teach the behavior car to help students manage their negative feelings.  A literature unit showing how to teach Restitution concepts through books.  Each participant will receive her lesson plans. 


Restitution IVA- Restitution High School Curriculum Connections

(Prerequisite Restitution I)

High School math and science teachers present a one day workshop on how they engage their students with the use of videotape to learn Restitution. And to integrate into their curriculum


Restitution IVB- Restitution with Disruptive Middle and High School Students

(Prerequisite Restitution I)

This course is designed for staff who work with students with a history of violent and/or disruptive behavior.  It presents a philosophical approach for working with at risk youth, drawing from the work of William Glasser (Reality Therapy) and Diane Gossen (Restitution).  We will study the paradigm shifts outlined below:

Ø      Flexible yet structured

Ø      More involved yet objective

Ø      Nurturing (accept) yet challenging (confront)

Ø      Tolerant while safe

Ø      Learning new behaviors while validating the old survival strategies

Ø      Staff take care of the kids while staff take care of themselves


Restitution IVC –  Helping Parents Be Successful – Successful Partners with School Staff  Prerequisite: Restitution I)

Learn how to expand your use of Restitution Tools to the realm of working with parents. Practical strategies will be provided to help you deal with difficult situations that can arise between home and school and establish relationships that allow us to work together effectively towards common goals.


Two-session minimum (three is better).  This training is designed to discuss issues that arise as a district moves into implementing Restitution.  It is a collegial group that shares ideas.  It is also offered as a planning session.  It is designed to be for the first two years on going each year that a school is starting Restitution.  Facilitators led sessions are a follow up to Restitution I. 

Facilitator Criteria are:

a.    Passion for Restitution.

b.    Recognized by peers as a leader and a good class manager.  A letter of recommendation fro the district is submitted.

c.    Has taken Restitution I, II, III.

d.    Is interested and willing to devote time to teaching after school sessions to staff or have an alternate plan to be a resource.

e.    Well into implementation and confident.

f.     Good presentation skills and personal examples.

g.    Sense of humor would be a great asset.

h.    A taped interview or written case study will be contributed by the participants. 

Facilitator Training was designed to assist the systems change necessary to move to Restitution.  We have found schools that have developed in house capacity to do follow up on Restitution I and II trainings do move ahead much more quickly than those who depend on outside trainers alone.  You whom are to become facilitators will be these people.  A facilitator is not the same as a trainer.  However, you are the key to success at the implementation level.  As you teach others and use our office as a resource for questions you encounter you will be also developing your skills.  You will be working for your district not Chelsom Consultants. 

What Is Control Theory?

Control Theory is a theory of human motivation and behavior.  Whereas Stimulus-Response psychology states that outside forces cause us to behave, Control Theory is based on the belief that we are internally motivated. Control Theory concepts can be applied in many different fields including counseling, education, and business management.

The Intensive Seminars are designed to help people in all areas involving human interaction.  The basic concepts of Control Theory are fairly easy to comprehend.  However, learning to apply them successfully takes time.  This is the aim of the Intensive Seminars.  Quality Education and Chelsom Consultants Limited offer both Basic and Advanced training. 

CONTROL THEORY I - Basic Week - A two-day course intended for those with little or no exposure to Control Theory.  The emphasis is on small group work, where the major activity is practicing the use of Control Theory through role-playing.  Other activities include: discussions, lectures, problem-solving, viewing video tapes, and planning for implementation of the ideas and techniques studied during the week.

CONTROL THEORY I Practicum  (Prerequisite:  Control Theory I) -  Learn the concepts of Control Theory I through role play and deepen your understanding of Control Theory concepts.

CONTROL THEORY II (Advanced) - This two day course is designed to develop and refine skills in the application of Control Theory.  One-to-one role playing exercises and group practices are emphasized.  The prerequisites  are completion of both the CT 1 seminar and Basic Practicum.

CONTROL THEORY III (Super Advanced)   (Prerequisite:  Control Theory II) - Explore how Levels of Perception control our behavior.  Have fun practicing the Restitution Triangle in Control Theory terms.  Learn “Invisible Belief” methods, “Doubt Busting” using experiential & role play practice & expand abilities to integrate Control Theory & Restitution

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