Why Use Circles? Two Teachers Tell their Stories

Teachers tell how their school has strengthened connections among students and empowered them to resolve their own conflicts. The key? Circles.

For over five years, Morningside Center trainer Marieke van Woerkom has supported educators at the Global Leadership Academy West as they used circles to integrate social and emotional learning and restorative practices into their work with young people.  

Here, Marieke talks with two teachers at the school, Mr. Montgomery and Ms. Mackey, about the impact their work has had on their students and the classroom climate.