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Guilio Sorro, Safe Classroom Community
May 07

Humanities teacher Giulio Sorro establishes community in his classroom in part through regular use of a talking circle. Students move their chairs into a circle, and one person speaks at a time, holding a feather which symbolizes that they have the right to talk. In this piece, we see two uses of the circle– first, a quick check-in where students are asked to say one word describing how they are feeling, and second, a longer conversation where students are asked to share one thing they learned from the unit they just completed.