The Beginner’s Guide to Circle Time

Circle Time is an effective way of teaching Social and Emotional Learning and character Education, as well as being a method that promotes safety, inclusiveness, fun, team work and deep thinking.

The Beginner’s Guide to Circle Time is suitable as a first time introduction to Circle Time for new teachers or as a refresher for experienced teachers wanting to revive their skills and understanding. The book covers:

• What is Circle Time? • Role of the Facilitator • How do you do Circle Time? • Managing behaviour

Provides explanations and instructions for all the types of Circle Time strategies including:

• Welcoming & Name Games • Rapport Building Games • Sentence Completions •Pair-Share • Sequencing Games •Stories • Pass Around the Circle Games • Mixing Games •Silent Statements • Imagination Games • Team Games

Also included is an explanation of the importance of reflection as part of the Circle Time process and easy-to-use reflection sheets that may form the basis of a student journal.

Resource sheets for feelings, behaviour, character education, Circle Time themes, sample sessions and session planners all make this a comprehensive and practical resource.


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