What I love about this time in the school year is that the purpose of Circle, the very reason why we gather together just one last time before heading home, shows me exactly how far my boys have come in a very short time. In September, Circle was simply to aide in body regulation and to support students in making successful transitions onto their busses. By December it was about team building and creating a positive class culture; we began not only sharing the highs and lows of our day, but opened ourselves up to facilitated discussion between peers who were having disagreements. “I felt angry when _______” became a common phrase.
Andra Coulter (@teachercoulter) has taught at Children’s Village School since 2007, and shares her classroom space with two fulltime Behaviour Support Counsellors. She believes strongly in the power of laughter, relationships, and coffee (not necessarily in that order).