Closing circle questions

End your meeting on a high note with these engaging closing circle questions. Encourage participation and reflection from your team members with these thought-provoking prompts.
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Building a Strong Classroom Community + FREEBIE! - Kayla Bernardez

One thing that I never did much of until this year was focus on building a strong classroom community. I felt like I had good relationships with my students, but I realized I wasn’t very good at fostering my students’ relationships with their peers. How important that is! If students aren’t valuing and respecting each other, then it can be really hard to get much accomplished during the day. So this year, after learning more about Responsive Classroom and building classroom community, I…

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Jackie Loertscher
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4 steps to start Closing Circle in the elementary classroom

Closing Circle in the classroom The end of the day used to be chaotic for my students and me. I would be teaching, and suddenly the bell would ring. We would rush to pack up all our belongings. Students would forget to stack their chairs, leave homework on top of their desk, and leave the […]

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Taylor Peterson
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25 Ways to Ask Kids about Their Day - Super Power Speech

Both at work AND at home, I am constantly trying to get kids to tell me about their day. Here is a typical conversation: "What did you do today!?" "Nothing." "Come on, you must have done something!" "I dunno." Can I hear an "Amen" from anyone else that experiences this on a frequent basis? So

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Lisa Varo, SLP
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Growth Mindset Resource Round-Up

What is a Growth Mindset? One of the latest education buzz-words is "growth mindset." What exactly is a growth mindset? Simply put, growth mindset is the belief that we can get smarter through hard work and challenges. In schools, this involves teaching students how to persevere through challenges and look for success within their failures. As a school counselor, I try to incorporate characteristics of a growth mindset into my classroom lessons, small groups, and school-wide programming…

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Reece Leitch
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One Free Week of Closing Circle Cards

Transform your classroom community by teaching social emotional learning. Give students the skills to understand and regulate their feelings, set goals, and build positive relationships with others.

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Kelli Thomason
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4 steps to start Closing Circle in the elementary classroom

Closing Circle in the classroom The end of the day used to be chaotic for my students and me. I would be teaching, and suddenly the bell would ring. We would rush to pack up all our belongings. Students would forget to stack their chairs, leave homework on top of their desk, and leave the […]

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Jessica Barkve
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The importance of a closing circle

A daily closing circle will build classroom community. Students will maintain positive relationships while collaborating and having fun.

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Stephanie Cooper
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How to Have Meaningful Classroom Conversations

My students love to talk. #chattiestclassever But I don’t want them to just be talkers. I want them to be thinkers too. And, I want them to be able to support what they’re thinking with reasons. That’s when I started using discussion starters. Keep reading to find out how you can try discussion starters FREE. ... Read more

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