Circle Ways Professional Development Menu

Every school community has its own evolving needs.  Circle Ways provides PD that is responsive to them.  Here are some of our recent 90-minute offerings:

  • A review of council forms and when to use them
  • Strategies for working with large groups
  • Maintaining vital adult/staff council groups
  • Council and restorative justice
  • Council and classroom management: addressing issues of discipline in council
  • Council and bullying
  •  Forming council prompts
  • Multimodal forms of council: art, music, and movement
  • Strategies for English language learners
  • Strategies for ASD students and families
  • Working with three types of council curriculum: student-directed, interactive field, and classroom curriculum
  • Reading the interactive field: responding to what is happening in the moment
  • Council and curriculum standards (a general overview)
  • Council and the learning standards
  • Strategies that support curriculum standards across disciplines 
  •  Council and a comprehensive school guidance (counseling) program
  • Council and the social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies
  • Council and play: the use of “games” in council
  • Council and conflict exploration and transformation
  • Developing an “open-feedback loop” to process campus issues in council
  • Exploring default facilitation styles: helping teacher-facilitators to identify and move beyond default styles
  • Promoting student leadership: training students to lead councils in the classroom
  • Council and service learning
  • Celebrating transitions and closure in council: initiations, appreciations, culminations
  • From story to action: promoting intention setting and actions plans
  • The three phases of change: rites of passage in the classroom