Using Circle Discussion in the Classroom
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in using circle discussion as a way to foster community and intimacy in classrooms. By having classroom-based discussions that are small and open-ended, educators can create a more engaged and supportive environment for their students.
One way circle discussion can help educators create this type of community is by exploring commonalities and differences among students. This can help create a more meaningful and intimate learning environment. Additionally, by having discussions that are brief and focused on a specific topic, educators can help students better understand and empathize with one another.
When it comes to using circle practice in the classroom, consider the appropriateness of the technique and the needs of the student. Many educators find that circle practice is a great way to connect with students, promote group discussion, and reinforce learning skills.
When using circle practice in the classroom, be sure to:
1. Have a clear understanding of what circle practice is and what it can do for students.
2. Choose the right circle practice technique for the needs of your class.
3. Be aware of the expectations of your students.
4. Follow the specific instructions provided by your circle practice teacher.
5. Continue to use circle practice as needed in your class.
6. Remember that circle practice is a great way to explore and develop student skills.
As educators begin to experiment with circle discussion in their classrooms, they should be aware of the benefits it can provide and how to make it work best for their students. By fostering community and intimacy in classrooms, educators can help their students learn more about themselves and one another, and build more supportive relationships.