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C.I.R.C.L.E. Teaching

Learn more about C.I.R.C.L.E. Teaching: Cultivating Interpersonal Relationships in Classrooms for Learners and Educators!
information about the event with a picture of Veronica Primus
Published: September 18, 2023

Event Overview

Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023
    7:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)




  • The SCEA Facebook Page

Join us on Tuesday, September 19th, from 7pm to 7:30pm on our Facebook page for a conversation with Veronica Primus about C.I.R.C.L.E. teaching! 

C.I.R.C.L.E. Teaching is a concept and practice Veronica has developed over her 50-year professional career as an educator. Reciprocity or simply “What goes around, comes around” has always been my mantra in everyday life inside and outside schools. The C.I.R.C.L.E. concept starts with intrapersonal self-development and evolves to interpersonal practices, building productive relationships affecting the growth of students and bonding among peers. This is not a new concept. It’s been in practice by Indigenous
people for centuries.

“Talking Circles or Circle Talks are a foundational approach to First Nations
pedagogy-in-action since they provide a model for an educational activity that encourages dialogue, respect, the co-creation of learning content, and social discourse. The nuance of subtle energy created from using this respectful approach to talking with others provides a sense of communion and interconnectedness that is not often present in the common methods of
communicating in the classroom.”

Mindfulness and social emotional awareness are integral components for the
educator before engaging students or any other audience to be addressed.
There are specific strategies Veronica has developed for this process.

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