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Diving Deeper with NHA Expert Nicole Lalumiere

Restorative Practices: The Science of Relationships

Restorative practices is a term widely used in our educational system. What does it even mean? Restorative practice is the science of community, relationships, and belonging. We can use restorative practices to create relationships that foster belonging, voice, and agency for our students. Restorative practices are trauma-responsive and help students develop SEL skills. Join us to deepen your understanding and application of this framework.


Nicole Lalumiere:

Nicole Lalumiere is a 14 year educator and restorative practitioner. She started her career empowering student voice as an English teacher. She currently works as a PBIS teacher supporting students who face challenges with school behavior and the teachers who work with them. She holds a Masters Degree in Restorative Practices and is a Nurtured Heart Approach Certified Trainer.


Date: Thursday, April 27th 2023

Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Prior NHA training is encouraged but not required to attend. MUHSD staff will be compensated for attendance. Registration will close on Wednesday the 26th at 4:00 p.m. Join us on Zoom!


2022-2023 Parent Workshop Dates

Parent & Staff NHA Monthly Support 5:30-7:00 PM via Zoom:

  • TBD

MUHSD Parent & Guardian Workshop Series via Zoom:

Fall English Session:

  • October 6, 2022
  • October 13, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring English Session:

  • March 7, 2023
  • March 14, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fall Spanish Session:

  • October 4, 2022
  • October 11, 2022
  • October 18, 2022
    •  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring Spanish Session:

  • March 8, 2023
  • March 15, 2023
  • March 22, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

District Wide Open 6-Hour Introduction to NHA (location TBD):

  • TBD

Teacher & Parent Testimonies of NHA


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