Here are six suggestions for how to facilitate a circle without passing a talking piece from person to person.
In this circle activity, students reflect on the words of youth climate activists from around the world and consider their own values and hopes for the future.
Seven common myths about restorative practices.
Now might be a good time to review what has happened over the past year,both in our lives and the wider world. In this activity, students share reflections with the help of a short video and consider a next step.
In her new Edutopia article, Marieke van Woerkom shares guidelines for facilitating meaningful circles that build community and skills in the classroom.
This lesson begins with activities aimed at creating a sense of community among your students at the beginning of the school year. It also includes an exploration of issues in the news over the summer, and helps students consider how these issues are connected to their own lives and community.
We've been doing circles at my school as a study skills course since the start of the year. It's been challenging when students act out, not respecting the talking piece. It impacts the rest of the group and their willingness to share. Do you have any suggestions of how to handle disruptive behavior...
We've been doing circles at my school as a study skills course since the start of the year. It's been challenging when students pass, pass, and pass again. This passing seems to get contagious at times. Do you think it would work to tell students that they can't pass for more than a go round or two...
Our students do circles once a week on our special Friday schedule. I haven't run any of them because I am teaching at that time. I've seen them done very well, but in some circles students simply cannot be managed. We also have "responsibility time," when we can request to speak with a child after...