Jun
30
to Jul 1

Introduction to the Way of Council

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Introduction to the Way of Council introduces participants to the history, basics and potential of the ancient, pan-cultural, circle dialogue practice our people call the "Way of Council." This 16-hour, two-day training is open to everyone – no prior experience required – just an openness to coming to the circle to listen and speak from the heart. Practicing and playing at being in the circle, we explore Council's application in the variety of settings that make up our lives – from families and couples to schools, organizations, communities, and prisons, and to ourselves in relationship to all of nature. We look forward to being in the circle with you!

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Jul
30
to Jul 31

Introduction to Council for Educators

Introduction to Council is for educators, parents, and youth workers, and prepares participants to begin circle facilitation in classes, schools, families, youth organizations, and with peers and colleagues. This two day workshop is participatory, fun, relevant, and useful. It covers the history and basics of circle practices, formats and modalities, framing effective prompts, and how to use circle ways to further academic goals, social-emotional skill building, student chosen and directed curriculum, and youth leadership. Introduction to Council also provides the foundation for a restorative justice approach to discipline. The workshop is appropriate for Pre-K through post secondary educators.

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Aug
1
8:30 AM08:30

Council Facilitator Practicum

Council Facilitator Practicum is for educators who have taken Introduction to Council and are facilitating councils in their classrooms and/or with school staff. Working from participants’ experiences, this workshop explores the realities of sustaining a council practice—how to keep it fresh, engaging, and responsive. We reflect on our facilitation and leadership styles, looking at where we get stuck or flip into “default” mode, and how we can expand our capacity and awareness. We also look at how to vary the forms and modes of council to fit group needs and keep the practice vital, how to support the emergence of student and participant leadership, how to sustain and expand the practice among staff, parents, and community members, and how to deal with immediate and pressing issues within the classroom and school community as well as "turning into the skid" when a council goes awry.

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Aug
3
to Aug 4

Introduction to Restorative Discipline

Introduction to Restorative Discipline is for teachers, administrators, deans, and other school staff who have taken Introduction to Council and want to integrate the community-building practice of council with a restorative approach to managing conflict and behavior. This two day workshop provides an introduction to restorative justice concepts and practices and their application in school, including strategies to: address community concerns, de-escalate behavior, resolve conflicts, repair harm, and effect meaningful accountability within a context of care.

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May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Circle Ways Taster

Come get a taste of council and restorative practices. Free and open to all who are curious about way of council and restorative practices, Circle Ways Tasters are a happy hour (and a half) of sorts offered occasionally on Friday evenings throughout the school year. Come decompress from the week with fellow educators and discover what circle ways might do for you, your students, and your school. 

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May
2
4:00 PM16:00

Online Group Coaching - Western Hemisphere

Circle Ways provides monthly online Zoom-based coaching for groups in the Western (US, Canada, Central and South America, Greenland, Caribbean) and Eastern Hemispheres (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceana). Groups are limited to 10 participants. For our 90- minute sessions, participants are invited to submit questions in advance.  The time will include a brief check-in council, discussion of questions submitted in advance, discussion of additional questions based on remaining time, and a check-out round.

In the Western Hemisphere, groups will begin at 4:00 p.m. West Coast time; 6:00, Peru, 7:00 Eastern US/Dominica; 8:00 Brazil.  In the Eastern Hemisphere, groups will begin at 4:00 pm Western Europe, 5:00 Eastern Europe, 6:00 Israel/Turkey (8:00 am West Coast)

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Apr
25
4:30 PM16:30

Educators Circle

The Educators Circle is free and open to all who are using circles in their school community, as well as to those who are circle curious. We offer these monthly gatherings to give educators a time to be in council with colleagues from across the city to enjoy, to grow and learn together, and to strengthen their practices and bring something back to their classes and schools. Come with your questions and concerns and causes to celebrate. The Educators Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 

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Apr
21
to Apr 28

Introduction to Restorative Discipline

Introduction to Restorative Discipline is for teachers, administrators, deans, and other school staff who have taken Introduction to Council and want to integrate the community-building practice of council with a restorative approach to managing conflict and behavior. This two day workshop provides an introduction to restorative justice concepts and practices and their application in school, including strategies to: address community concerns, de-escalate behavior, resolve conflicts, repair harm, and effect meaningful accountability within a context of care.

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Apr
7
8:30 AM08:30

Council Facilitator Practicum

Council Facilitator Practicum is for educators who have taken Introduction to Council and are facilitating councils in their classrooms and/or with school staff. Working from participants’ experiences, this workshop explores the realities of sustaining a council practice—how to keep it fresh, engaging, and responsive. We reflect on our facilitation and leadership styles, looking at where we get stuck or flip into “default” mode, and how we can expand our capacity and awareness. We also look at how to vary the forms and modes of council to fit group needs and keep the practice vital, how to support the emergence of student and participant leadership, how to sustain and expand the practice among staff, parents, and community members, and how to deal with immediate and pressing issues within the classroom and school community as well as "turning into the skid" when a council goes awry.

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Online Group Coaching
Apr
2
12:30 PM12:30

Online Group Coaching

Circle Ways provides monthly online Zoom-based coaching for groups in the Western (US, Canada, Central and South America, Greenland, Caribbean) and Eastern Hemispheres (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceana).  Groups are limited to 10 participants. For our 90- minute sessions, participants are invited to submit questions in advance.  The time will include a brief check-in council, discussion of questions submitted in advance, discussion of additional questions based on remaining time, and a check-out round.

These circles are Dana-based (donation) with a suggested offering of $10-$30, but no one is turned away for lack of ability to pay.

In the Western Hemisphere, groups will begin at 4:00 p.m. West Coast time; 6:00, Peru, 7:00 Eastern US/Dominica; 8:00 Brazil.  In the Eastern Hemisphere, groups will begin at 4:00 pm Western Europe, 5:00 Eastern Europe, 6:00 Israel/Turkey (8:00 am West Coast)

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Mar
28
4:30 PM16:30

Educators Circle

The Educators Circle is free and open to all who are using circles in their school community, as well as to those who are circle curious. We offer these monthly gatherings to give educators a time to be in council with colleagues from across the city to enjoy, to grow and learn together, and to strengthen their practices and bring something back to their classes and schools. Come with your questions and concerns and causes to celebrate. The Educators Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 

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Mar
3
to Mar 10

Introduction to Council for Educators

Introduction to Council is for educators, parents, and youth workers, and prepares participants to begin circle facilitation in classes, schools, families, youth organizations, and with peers and colleagues. This two day workshop is participatory, fun, relevant, and useful. It covers the history and basics of circle practices, formats and modalities, framing effective prompts, and how to use circle ways to further academic goals, social-emotional skill building, student chosen and directed curriculum, and youth leadership. Introduction to Council also provides the foundation for a restorative justice approach to discipline. The workshop is appropriate for Pre-K through post secondary educators.

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Feb
28
4:30 PM16:30

Educators Circle

The Educators Circle is free and open to all who are using circles in their school community, as well as to those who are circle curious. We offer these monthly gatherings to give educators a time to be in council with colleagues from across the city to enjoy, to grow and learn together, and to strengthen their practices and bring something back to their classes and schools. Come with your questions and concerns and causes to celebrate. The Educators Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 

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Jan
31
4:30 PM16:30

Educators Circle

The Educators Circle is free and open to all who are using circles in their school community, as well as to those who are circle curious. We offer these monthly gatherings to give educators a time to be in council with colleagues from across the city to enjoy, to grow and learn together, and to strengthen their practices and bring something back to their classes and schools. Come with your questions and concerns and causes to celebrate. The Educators Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 

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Dec
6
4:30 PM16:30

Administrators Circle

Moving from the horizontal axis of authority (the circle) to the vertical axis of supervisory responsibility is challenging. The Administrators Circle is free and open to all out-of-classroom school leaders who want to explore the mysteries of leadership and tap the wisdom of a circle of peers who are bringing circle ways to their school communities. The Administrators Circle meets the first Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m..

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Dec
1
4:30 PM16:30

Circle Ways Taster

Come get a taste of council and restorative practices. Free and open to all who are curious about way of council and restorative practices, Circle Ways Tasters are a happy hour (and a half) of sorts offered occasionally on Friday evenings throughout the school year. Come decompress from the week with fellow educators and discover what circle ways might do for you, your students, and your school. 

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Nov
29
4:30 PM16:30

Educators Circle

The Educators Circle is free and open to all who are using circles in their school community, as well as to those who are circle curious. We offer these monthly gatherings to give educators a time to be in council with colleagues from across the city to enjoy, to grow and learn together, and to strengthen their practices and bring something back to their classes and schools. Come with your questions and concerns and causes to celebrate. The Educators Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 

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Nov
1
4:30 PM16:30

Administrators Circle

Moving from the horizontal axis of authority (the circle) to the vertical axis of supervisory responsibility is challenging. The Administrators Circle is free and open to all out-of-classroom school leaders who want to explore the mysteries of leadership and tap the wisdom of a circle of peers who are bringing circle ways to their school communities. The Administrators Circle meets the first Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

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Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

Educators Circle

The Educators Circle is free and open to all who are using circles in their school community, as well as to those who are circle curious. We offer these monthly gatherings to give educators a time to be in council with colleagues from across the city to enjoy, to grow and learn together, and to strengthen their practices and bring something back to their classes and schools. Come with your questions and concerns and causes to celebrate. The Educators Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 

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Oct
21
to Oct 22

Introduction to Council for Educators

Introduction to Council is for educators, parents, and youth workers, and prepares participants to begin circle facilitation in classes, schools, families, youth organizations, and with peers and colleagues. This two day workshop is participatory, fun, relevant, and useful. It covers the history and basics of circle practices, formats and modalities, framing effective prompts, and how to use circle ways to further academic goals, social-emotional skill building, student chosen and directed curriculum, and youth leadership. Introduction to Council also provides the foundation for a restorative justice approach to discipline. The workshop is appropriate for Pre-K through post secondary educators.

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Oct
14
to Oct 21

Introduction to Council for Educators

Introduction to Council is for educators, parents, and youth workers, and prepares participants to begin circle facilitation in classes, schools, families, youth organizations, and with peers and colleagues. This two day workshop is participatory, fun, relevant, and useful. It covers the history and basics of circle practices, formats and modalities, framing effective prompts, and how to use circle ways to further academic goals, social-emotional skill building, student chosen and directed curriculum, and youth leadership. Introduction to Council also provides the foundation for a restorative justice approach to discipline. The workshop is appropriate for Pre-K through post secondary educators.

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Oct
13
to Oct 15

Introduction to Council for Educators

Introduction to Council is for educators, parents, and youth workers, and prepares participants to begin circle facilitation in classes, schools, families, youth organizations, and with peers and colleagues. This two day workshop is participatory, fun, relevant, and useful. It covers the history and basics of circle practices, formats and modalities, framing effective prompts, and how to use circle ways to further academic goals, social-emotional skill building, student chosen and directed curriculum, and youth leadership. Introduction to Council also provides the foundation for a restorative justice approach to discipline. The workshop is appropriate for Pre-K through post secondary educators.

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Oct
6
4:30 PM16:30

Circle Ways Taster

Come get a taste of council and restorative practices. Free and open to all who are curious about way of council and restorative practices, Circle Ways Tasters are a happy hour (and a half) of sorts offered occasionally on Friday evenings throughout the school year. Come decompress from the week with fellow educators and discover what circle ways might do for you, your students, and your school. 

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Oct
4
4:30 PM16:30

Administrators Circle

Moving from the horizontal axis of authority (the circle) to the vertical axis of supervisory responsibility is challenging. The Administrators Circle is free and open to all out-of-classroom school leaders who want to explore the mysteries of leadership and tap the wisdom of a circle of peers who are bringing circle ways to their school communities. The Administrators Circle meets the first Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

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Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Student Circle

The Student Circle is free and open to students of all ages from any school. These gatherings are an opportunity for youth from throughout the city to come together in council to share stories and play, explore topics that are meaningful to them, and develop leadership skills. The first Student Circle will be Friday, September 8 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Wonderland Avenue Elementary School. 

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Sep
6
4:30 PM16:30

Administrators Circle

Join us for our first Administrators Circle!

Moving from the horizontal axis of authority (the circle) to the vertical axis of supervisory responsibility is challenging. The Administrators Circle is free and open to all out-of-classroom school leaders who want to explore the mysteries of leadership and tap the wisdom of a circle of peers who are bringing circle ways to their school communities. The Administrators Circle meets the first Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

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Sep
5
4:30 PM16:30

Educators Circle

Join us for our first Educators Circle of the 2017-18 school year!

The Educators Circle is free and open to all who are using circles in their school community, as well as to those who are circle curious. We offer these monthly gatherings to give educators a time to be in council with colleagues from across the city to enjoy, to grow and learn together, and to strengthen their practices and bring something back to their classes and schools. Come with your questions and concerns and causes to celebrate. The Educators Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. However, our first circle will be Tuesday, September 5.

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