Introduction to Circle Solutions (Circle Time)
Delivered by Bill as an Associate of Sue Roffey
To book this workshop please contact Bill Hansberry
Circle Time is not just a program: it is a democratic and respectful pedagogy to develop social/emotional skills and a positive class ethos. Schools wishing to develop a Restorative culture cannot do so without ensuring that Circle Time is a regular occurrence in all classrooms.
Circle Time is not Restorative Justice. It does however equip young people with the skills they will use in a Restorative school. Read more about the important differences between Circle Time and Restorative Justice Processes.
Circle Solutions builds resilience and mental health
Circle Solutions enables all voices to be heard so maximises inclusion and participation
Circle Solutions promotes empathy, reduces bullying and fosters belonging. Circle Solutions focuses on both the reflective and the fun in learning.
This full day workshop (9.30am - 3.30pm) will equip participants with all they need to begin and sustain Circles successfully with a class or youth group. We will:
introduce the philosophy and principles underpinning Circles
give participants the opportunity to experience a range of Circle activities and learn how to run a Circle Solutions session
outline recent research on maximising the effectiveness of Circle Solutions
report on what teachers and students say about the differences it makes
give opportunities to ask questions and explore issues
provide information on resources
DEVELOPER: Dr. Sue Roffey is a teacher, educational psychologist and academic. She has researched and written extensively on issues about behaviour and wellbeing in school.
“An engaging presentation, hands on and direct. Bill was excellent as a facilitator.”
Head of House - Mount Carmel College SA.