Community Circles

Try It

Use Community Circles to build community, empathy and communication skills among your students. Regularly participating in Community Circles creates a positive classroom culture, making it easier to work through issues if and when they arise in the community.

Discuss It

In person or online, dive into these essential questions:

  • How did your students respond to the Community Circle?
  • How do you think this work will impact the community, with regular practice?
  • How can Community Circles be used as a Restorative Practice in your
    classroom or school?

Explore It

Check out the resources below to find out more about the benefits of Community Circles:

What are Restorative Practices (2 minute video)
Defining Restorative Circles from the International Institute for RestorativePractices
Video on Restorative Practices from theĀ student perspective
Edutopia article on community circles
Teaching ToleranceĀ  article on talking circles