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“OPEN CIRCLE IS CENTRAL TO OUR ABILITY TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND ADDRESS THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP.”
- A Principal
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OPEN CIRCLE PROVIDES A UNIQUE WHOLE-SCHOOL APPROACH TO SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING.
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“THE THING I LIKE ABOUT OPEN CIRCLE IS THAT YOU'RE THERE NOT JUST TO SOLVE PROBLEMS; YOU'RE THERE TO MAKE PROBLEMS NOT HAPPEN."
- A Student
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“THIS TRAINING WAS INVALUABLE TO OUR STAFF AND HAS HELPED OUR SCHOOL CLIMATE IMMENSELY"
- A Principal
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"IN OPEN CIRCLE YOU'RE GETTING TOOLS FOR YOUR TOOLBOX TO FIX UP THE PROBLEMS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE."
- A Student

Welcome!

Open Circle provides an evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) program for Kindergarten through Grade 5. We specialize in delivering engaging and interactive professional development that combines theory, research and the practical experience of educators.

Registration is open for the 2014-2015 school year! Our whole school approach includes programming for your entire school community. Register now for our Core Program, Specialist & Support Staff Workshop, Administrator Workshop, and more!

This year, we have added two new programs: Core Program Train-the-Trainer and Family Workshops Train-the-Trainer.

Open Circle Outcomes

  • Unites schools with common vocabulary, strategies & expectations for student behavior
  • Improves school safety, school climate & student and family engagement
  • Increases students’ ability to listen, show empathy, calm down, cooperate, speak up & solve problems
  • Reduces students’ peer exclusion, teasing, bullying & fighting
  • Improves educators’ classroom management, dialogue facilitation & ability to address students’ social and emotional needs
  • Strengthens educators’ SEL skills, trust & collaboration
  • Buys back time for academics by proactively addressing behavior problems

 

Latest News

OpenCircleOrg Great short article: School Reform is Empty Without Love and Support http://t.co/g9gI6R1FLw #SEL
OpenCircleOrg Grade-level teachers: Spaces are filling up in our fall Core Program trainings! Register now: http://t.co/kEqjxKYO4g
OpenCircleOrg @PSClearinghouse Thank you so much for your support of Open Circle and social and emotional learning! #SEL
OpenCircleOrg The 5 R’s of Mindfulness: Incorporating mindfulness into everyday life http://t.co/PK7KsvmZB6
OpenCircleOrg Open Circle Training Goes to Uganda! >> Read about it on the WCW #blog: http://t.co/SYUvAm9zNB