Mirsky, Laura
June 2014
Educational Leadership;Summer2014, Vol. 71 Issue 9, p51
The article discusses the use of classroom discussion, particularly with students sitting in a circle, as a restorative tool to build relationships within a school and improve school culture. Topics addressed include the use of discussion circles at Warren G. Harding Middle School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as the use of circles to prevent and address bullying and other misbehavior.


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