Closing Circles

Bringing the school day to a peaceful end enhances learning and reaffirms classroom community. Gather with your class for a 5- or 10-minute activity before dismissal and you'll all leave school feeling…
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Closing Circle Idea: Maître d’

Closing Circle is a positive, structured way to bring closure to the school day. It takes just a few minutes and is a time for students to reflect and celebrate what they…
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Closing Circle Idea: Good-bye Cadence

The end of the school day can be a hectic time in the classroom. With children heading out in different directions, it’s common for teachers to feel overwhelmed and frustrated as the…
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Closing Circle

A productive, purposeful hum fills Ms. Vincent's fourth grade classroom as the school day draws to a close and students complete their end-of-day jobs. Ten minutes before dismissal, when everyone is packed…
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Closing Meeting

It's 3:23 and my class has just finished a science experiment. I look at the clock and realize we have seven minutes to clean up from science and do everything else we…
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Choices Choices

When I look around my classroom, I see students making choices. The first graders I teach make choices all through the day, from the time they arrive until Closing Circle.
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Finding Time before Dismissal

"How do I make the time for a Closing Circle at the end of the school day?" That is definitely the question I hear most from people who want to start using…
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Online Elementary Core Course Central Time

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Elementary Core Course Eastern Time

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Singapore Time Elementary Core Course

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Evening Pacific Time Elementary Advanced Course – EVENT CLOSED

This class runs over a series of 12 evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging…
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Online Evening Eastern Time Elementary Advanced Course – EVENT CLOSED

This class runs over a series of 12 evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging…
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Online Evening Pacific Time Elementary Core Course – EVENT CLOSED

This class runs over a series of 12 evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging…
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Online Evening Eastern Time Elementary Core Course – EVENT CLOSED

This class runs over a series of 12 evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging…
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Online Saturdays Pacific Time Elementary Core Course – EVENT CLOSED

This Course Runs 4 Saturdays over the Summer: July 11, 18, 25 and Aug 1 Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and…
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Online Saturdays Eastern Time Elementary Core Course – EVENT CLOSED

This Course Runs 4 Saturdays over the Summer: July 11, 18, 25 and Aug 1 Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and…
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Kristen Vincent

Kristen Vincent is a consultant for Center for Responsive Schools and has over 20 years of experience working in education. She began her teaching career as an educator at the New England…
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Dana Januszka

With over 18 years of teaching and coaching experience in both urban and suburban settings, Dana Januszka is currently a part-time consultant at Center for Responsive Schools. Dana quickly developed a passion…
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Online Elementary Core Course Mountain Time – EVENT CLOSED

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Elementary Core Course Central Time – EVENT CLOSED

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Elementary Core Course Eastern Time – EVENT CLOSED

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Elementary Core Course Mountain Time – EVENT CLOSED

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Elementary Core Course Central Time

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Elementary Core Course Central Time

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Elementary Core Course Pacific Time

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Elementary Core Course Eastern Time

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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Online Elementary Core Course Central Time

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!   Daily Schedule Interactive and Engaging Features 8:15 – Participants log in to zoom 8:30-10:30- Adult community building and part…
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