Weekly Tribes 2017-2018: Community Building

Check out this link: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/programs/cdrum/documents/restorative_practices/Community_Building.pdf

Using the community circle to build community, increase social capital, and prepare students for having a voice, these suggestions offer something for everyone – from low to high risk  (from inclusion to influence).

Involve students in make the choice for the topic (transferring responsibility), and up your classroom management game as well.

Remember, the first two weeks of school can be a game changer.  Learning names, establishing agreements, grouping students for maximum exposure to working with anyone and everyone; a community circle is an excellent place to begin; set the tone and model expectations.

Happy back-to-school!