Community CIRCLE

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Explanation of Tool

    • Community CIRCLE is a tool that helps establish a culture that exudes respect and active listening which help with collaborative inquiry activities.
    • Establishing a respectful environment increases student engagement and personal commitment to the learning process.
    • Before initiating a Community CIRCLE, positive discussion behaviors should be reviewed or taught with students.
    • Community CIRCLE helps students connect their prior knowledge and experiences to classroom content and find commonalities with their peers.