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Beginner's Guide to Circle Time with Primary School Students

Bob Bellhouse

Describes how Circle Time is an effective way of teaching Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Character Education, as well as being a method that promotes safety, inclusiveness, fun, team work and deep thinking. The book explains - What is Circle Time? Role of the Facilitator, How do you do Circle Time? Managing behaviour.
It provides explanations and instructions for all the types of Circle Time strategies for junior, middle and upper primary including: Welcoming and Name Games, Rapport Building Games, Sentence Completions, Pair-Share, Sequencing Games, Stories, Pass Around the Circle Games, Mixing Games, Silent Statements, Imagination Games, Team Games.
Also included is an explanation of the importance of reflection as part of the Circle Time process and easy to use reflection sheets that may form the basis of a student journal.andnbsp; Resource sheets for feelings, behaviour, character education, Circle Time themes, sample sessions and session planners all make this a comprehensive and practical resource for teachers.

30x21cm  56 pages  $25.00  

Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing

2nd ed

Sue Roffey

First published as Circle Time for Emotional Literacy, this new edition has been updated to reflect how the Circle Solutions philosophy and pedagogy can be used to build relationships and resilience for children and young people. Putting current research on wellbeing into practice, Circle Solutions addresses issues not incidents, solutions rather than problems, and strengths rather than deficits, providing a framework for student engagement and learning.
New to this edition:
- a chapter on promoting the positive: thoughts, feelings and approaches
- more anti-bullying strategies, with cyber-bullying covered explicitly
- a quick reference appendix of games
- ways of embedding Circle Solutions as a tool for wellbeing
- updated and expanded resources
Activities and games included in the book promote positive communication skills, empathy and connectedness, class cohesion and co-operation, friendship skills and ethical behaviour.

30x21cm  144 pages  $68.00  

Circle Time

A Resource Book for Primary and Secondary Schools 2ed

Teresa Bliss, Jo Tetley

Revised and extended to reflect the changes that have occurred during the last decade, including Every Child Matters and The National Standard for Healthy Schools. (UK publication)

New themes, learning outcomes and extended sections on bullying, arguing and fighting have been added, and there are also 'helpful hints' to support the smooth running of the sessions.

96 pages  $69.00  

Circle Time and Learning about Feelings

Bob Bellhouse and Glenda Johnston

Lots of easy to facilitate activities are provided to help primary school students learn about their feelings and the feelings of others. The book is full of lesson formats and activities that build interpersonal skills. Specific thesems include: belonging, perseverance, happiness, worry, anger, compassion and others. Students explore how their feelings influence their behaviours and their relationships. They listen and share, and learn how they are similar and different to others, not only on the outside, but the inside as well. they play games and learn how to manage a range of feelings, from joy and happiness to fear and anger.

21x30cm  71 pages  $33.00  

Circle Time and Learning about Stories

Craid Deed, Bob Bellhouse and Glenda Johnston

Using the Circle Time method, primary school students play games, do activities, use their imaginations, create dramatic interpretations and movements, share opinions and ideas through sentence completions, silent statements and guided reflections. In this way a shared passion and understanding of stories is created. Children are playfully united.

21x30cm  58 pages  $33.00  

Circle Time for Adolescents

A Seven Session Programme for 14 - 16 year olds

Charlie Smith

This Circle Time book helps develop emotional wellbeing and reduces the likelihood that pupils will struggle in the later stages of education. It addresses the transition from middle to senior school and considers the dip in achievement, especially evident amongst boys. The seven sessions consider issues such as cooperation, conflict and anger management, relationships, hopes and aspirations, stress and stress management.

18x25cm  114 pages  $75.00  

Circle Time for Junior Primary

Suitable for 5-9 year olds
These sessions are presented on a card format

Circle Time for Junior Primary is a set of 40 sessions covering topics including: ◾Introducing Circle Time ◾Welcome others ◾Work Together ◾Work Together ◾Get to Know Others ◾Find Things in Common with Others ◾Listen ◾Appreciate Others ◾Join In ◾Be Safe at School ◾Share ◾Get Help for Things ◾Help Others ◾Use Friendly Manners ◾Be friendly in the Classroom ◾Take Care of Things ◾Be Honest ◾Learn From Mistakes ◾Forgive Others ◾Be Fair and Follow Rules ◾Look On the Funny Side of Things ◾Be Positive ◾Try to Make Others Happy in the Classroom ◾Discover Feelings in Common ◾Notice Feelings ◾Notice Feelings ◾Notice Feelings ◾Listen to your Feelings ◾Ask for Help ◾Find Things that make you Special ◾Do Things You Enjoy ◾Celebrate Special Occasions ◾Be calm ◾Stop and Calm Down ◾Plan Ways to be Calm ◾Talk about your Worries ◾Know what makes you Happy ◾Be Happy in the Classroom ◾Behave in a Friendly Way ◾Do Your Best
Each session includes a welcoming activity, warm ups, main activity, discussion question, concluding activity and follow up suggestions. Each session is on an A5 card which makes the resource easy to use for the teacher when conducting the session. There is also a session planner included, so that teachers may adapt sessions as required.


Circle Time for the Very Young

3rd ED

Margaret Collins

Circle Time for the Very Young has been used by teachers and practitioners alike for the last ten years! Now in its third edition, this book has been fully updated and includes a CD Rom to help you with Circle Time in your early years setting.
Circle Time is used to help form positive relationships, increase confidence and self-esteem and provide a safe environment to explore feelings and opinions.
Covering the 3 to 9 age range and focused on the core PSHE themes, this book contains the following to help you establish, and maintain, circle time in your setting:
- An explanation of Circle Time and how it works
- Over 100 plans for different Circle Time sessions
- Different plans for both young and older children
- Activity sheets to use at the end of each session
- Evaluation sheets to use at the end of each theme
All the activity and evaluation sheets can be printed from the new CD-Rom making it an ideal resource for those that want to use circle time but don\'t have time to plan the sessions.
This book is easily used in any setting and is a must-have for busy practitioners.

24x17cm  179 pages  $81.00  

Circle Time Games and Activities - Book

The Circle Time Book of Games and Activities gives an insight into why Circle Time is such a popular and effective approach for developing social and emotional knowledge and skills. The book provides:
◾A discussion of the defining characteristics of Circle Time
◾An explanation of typical Circle Time activities
◾An identification of the key factors for effective social and emotional programs
◾109 Circle Time games and activities for primary and secondary
◾36 activities for using image, feelings and character cards
◾Sentence completions, silent statements, suggested games and activities for specific social land emotional skills
◾Emotional knowledge and awareness
◾Managing emotions
◾Handling relationships
◾Social knowledge and memory
◾Personal values and insights
◾Reflection sheets
◾Behaviour evaluation sheets
This is a valuable book for Circle Time practitioners whether they are just beginning or are experienced.


Circle Time Games and Activities - Book and Cards

This is the same book packaged together with three sets of Circle Time Cards - Image, Feelings and Character.


Circle Time Games and Activities - Book, Cards and CD-Rom

The full kit. The CD-Rom makes printing extra copies easy. The toolkit contains numbers 1-100, alphabet colour, maths symbols, measuring, story-telling, feelings, animal, shapes and behaviour.


Circle Time Poster

One person speaks at a time
No put downs
Right to pass

Strictly speaking this circular poster should be listed only under "Posters" but it's here as it's such a good reminder about the rules of Circle Time. Don't forget to check out all of the posters in our range.

50x50cm  $10.00  

Creative Circle Time Lessons for the Early Years

This creative book uses music, song, and poetry to engage children in Circle Time activities. The book provides 26 lesson

Yvonne Weatherhead

This creative book uses music, song, and poetry to engage children in Circle Time activities. It provides 26 lesson plans, each with a poem, song, or a rhythm to aompany it, and comprehensive notes for the teacher including lesson objectives and planning sheets. Two Cd-Roms come with the book, one with the songs and poems and the other with posters and worksheets.

30x21cm  148 pages  $109.00  

Developing Circle Time

Taking Circle Time Much Further

Teresa Bliss, George Robinson & Barbara Maines

Explores the impact that Circle Time can have on the development of social behaviours, ethics and morality. Many new activities are added to the original repertoire.

The book includes:
• a link between Circle Time and the teaching of the moral and spiritual curriculum
• a plan for a terms developmental work
• ways in which issues starting outside the circle can be supported within the security of an already established circle group
• worksheets to increase the range of activities.
This book is the answer to teachers who ask for more ideas to extend the Circle Time programme. Book with activities. All ages.

30x21cm  66 pages  $54.95  

Developing Resilience with Circle Time

for 10-13 year olds
40 Complete Sessions on Cards

School programs that promote resilience aim to help children develop:
◾Social and emotional competence
◾A sense of purpose, personal identity and autonomy
Circle Time is an ideal method for helping children to develop resilience in the classroom. This resource has 40 sessions on cards. These are easy to use and require minimal planning. They include; getting to know each other, trust building, self awareness, happiness, strengths, empathy, optimism, goal setting, coping, problem solving, decision making, managing emotions, help seeking and help giving.


Early Years Restorative Practices Visual Script and Cards

Presented in visual card format with an A4 sized chart.

A child’s ability to successfully engage in a restorative approach develops in line with their ability to reason. The Visual Script has been developed as a modified version of the original Restorative Practice Conference Script.
It has been designed to support the following groups:
◾Children in the Early Years (K – 2)
◾Children with Special Needs (Autism Spectrum >Disorder, Language Disorders)
◾Children who have experienced trauma
◾Children from Generational Poverty
◾Some boys
The Visual Script aims to support these groups by :
◾helping them to identify and express their feelings and thoughts and understand those expressed by others. (expressive and receptive language)
◾Providing them a concrete aid to help them follow what may be an abstract process.
◾Providing the facilitator with language that is brief, clear and concise.


Grab and Go Circle Time Kit

For Teaching Restorative Behaviour
13 Sessions for Junior Primary

Bill Hansberry, Jane Langley

Packed with wonderful illustrated stories and resources for use in the sessions busy teachers can literally pick up this manual and run with it!
Session Outline:
Session 1: Our Circle Time rules
Session 2: Inside and outside hurts
Session 3: Accidental and intentional hurts
Session 4: Helping others when they are hurt
Session 5: Dealing with arguments
Session 6: What we need when we are hurt
Session 7: What we need when we have hurt others
Session 8: Being strong and truthful
Session 9: Seeing things differently (perception)
Session 10: Blaming and Fixing
Session 11: Questions that help fix things
Session 12: Fixing up and showing sorry
Session 13: Forgiving others

147 pages  $33.00  

Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools

A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities

Margaret Thorsborne, Peta Blood

Restorative practice is a proven approach to discipline in schools that favours relationships over retribution, and has been shown to improve behaviour and enhance teaching and learning outcomes. However, in order for it to work, restorative practice needs a relational school culture.
Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools explains what has to happen in a school in order for it to become truly restorative. Section 1 explains the potential of restorative practice in schools, describing the positive outcomes for students and teachers. It also outlines the measures that need to be in place in order to embed restorative practice. Section 2 examines the process of understanding and managing change, providing realistic and pragmatic guidance on the practical and emotional barriers that may be encountered. Finally, Section 3 provides in eight practical steps, strategic guidance for achieving a restorative culture that sticks.

23x15cm  232 pages  $61.00  

Just Schools

A Whole School Approach to Restorative Justice

Belinda Hopkins

Restorative justice is a dynamic and innovative way of dealing with conflict in schools, promoting understanding and healing over assigning blame or dispensing punishment. It can improve the quality of school life not only through conflict resolution, but also in terms of developing active citizenship skills, good self-esteem, open communication and team work in students. Belinda Hopkins is at the forefront of the development of restorative justice in the UK, and in this practical handbook she presents a whole school approach to repairing harm using a variety of means including peer mediation, healing circles and conference circles. She provides clear, practical guidance for group sessions and examines issues and ideas relating to practical skill development for facilitators. Clearly structured and with photocopiable sheets, this book will be an excellent resource for teachers, school counsellors and youth workers seeking a more positive and effective way to deal with conflict in educational settings.

30x21cm  208 pages  $61.00  

Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practice Works

Vernon C Kelly, Margaret Thorsborne

How and why does restorative practice (RP) work? This book presents the biological theory, affect script psychology (ASP), behind RP, and shows how it works in practice in different settings.
ASP explains how the central nervous system triggers 'affects' which are the basis of all human motivation and emotion. The book presents a clear explanation of what ASP is, how it relates to RP, and how ASP helps practitioners to understand relationships, emotions and dynamics in their work. The chapters are based around case studies which demonstrate RP in criminal justice, organizational and education settings. They show how theory links to practice, and how having a deep understanding of the theory has helped practitioners to be successful in their work.
Providing an accessible explanation of how RP works, this book will be invaluable to all RP practitioners in any setting, as well as RP students and academics

23x15cm  272 pages  $62.00  

Restorative Justice

How It Works

Marion Liebmann

This comprehensive guide provides an accessible introduction to the philosophy of restorative justice and its practical application in a wide range of settings, showing how it can help both victims and offenders when harm has been done. Drawing on many years' experience of working in victim support, probation, mediation and restorative practices, Marian Liebmann uses pertinent case examples to illustrate how restorative justice can be used effectively to work with crime and its effects. Also included are sections on confronting bullying in schools, dealing with sexual and racial violence, tackling antisocial behaviour and community reconciliation after war. Whether in the context of families, schools, communities, criminal justice or prisons, the author argues that restorative justice is a 'seamless philosophy' which can be applied flexibly to meet diverse needs. Liebmann provides an international outlook, examining how restorative justice is practised around the world, including traditional Maori and Aboriginal approaches. Restorative Justice: How It Works is a key reference for magistrates, social workers, probation officers, Youth Offending Team workers, police, teachers and health professionals, as well as the lay reader.

24x17cm  472 pages  $74.00  

Restorative Practices in Classrooms

Rethinking Behaviour Management

Margaret Thorsborne and David Vinegrad

A 'just' school is a place where victims and offenders and their respective communities of care are active participants in processes that ensure equal justice and fairness. Victims are empowered to have their needs met and to have their experience validated. offenders are able to tell their stories and be given the chance to make amends. and finally, the community of care may seek ways to ensure that the incident does not happen again.
Based on this philosophy this book shows how the approach may be applied to classroom practice, considering working proactively, facilitating conferences, different sorts of conferences - individual, small and medium group, and classroom, and a section on alternative strategies to cope with 'what if' situations that might arise.

21x30cm  74 pages  $33.00  

Restorative Practices in Schools:

Rethinking Behaviour Management

Margaret Thorsborne and David Vinegrad

A 'just' school is a place where victims and offenders and their respective communities of care are active participants in processes that ensure equal justice and fairness. Victims are empowered to have their needs met and to have their experience validated. offenders are able to tell their stories and be given the chance to make amends. and finally, the community of care may seek ways to ensure that the incident does not happen again.
Based on this philosophy this book shows how the approach may be applied in schools. It covers deciding whether to conference or not, conference preparation, convening the conference, managing the emotional dynamics, and a 'what if' section to cover irregularities and exceptions.

21x30cm  74 pages  $33.00  

School Leaders Guide to Restorative School Discipline

Luanna Meyer, Ian Evans

Provide a research-based and field-tested model that gives school leaders more productive alternatives to reprimands, exclusion, and out-of-school suspension. This positive program helps improve behavior and keep students in school. This guide’s model covers school-wide prevention, restoration, and intervention needs for students with emotional, behavioral, and conduct disorders (such as bullying) as well as developmental disabilities and autism. Key topics include:
•The latest research on the effectiveness of restorative discipline
•How to implement a comprehensive, school-wide discipline plan
•Ways to support and sustain the plan with teacher teams
•Networking with community services such as child protection, child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health professionals
This program has high social validity and utility for actual school and classroom settings. In addition to content learning, students need to learn appropriate behavior and social skills to succeed in school and in life. This book offers a solid, proven, and humane program that benefits students and keeps the focus where it should be—on learning.

256x18cm  169 pages  $62.00  

Six More Years of Circle Time

Graham Davis

Building on the success of Six Years of Circle Time the same group of teachers in Cardiff have developed supplementary materials to complement the original publication. For those looking for resources that provide continuity and progression through the primary years this is an essential companion to the first volume. The original four themes and 15 topics are expanded with additional activities and new games including: } ice Breakers } mixing up games } energisers Although this book complements the original publications it is a complete, stand alone resource and will provide useful inspiration for teachers committed to Circle Time and for looking for new ideas. As in the first volume the activities have been well tried and teachers can use them with confidence.

24x21cm  120 pages  $86.00  

Six Years of Circle Time

Graham Davies

For the teachers and pupils already introduced to Circle Time this resource will provide a structured, step-by-step curriculum framework, with games and activities at every stage. The publication comprises a spiral bound file of activities in four sections: * self-esteem * communication * relationships * spiritual and moral development.
The book has 15 different topics differentiated from Year 1 to Year 6. Each section contains clear teaching plans and all the resources and activities needed for the session.
By working through this programme teachers can demonstrate the incremental development of the Speaking and Listening and PSCHE skills required in the curriculum.

24x21cm  112 pages  $78.00  

Success into Secondary

Supporting Transition with Circle Time

Cherrie Demain, Lorraine Hurst

This book is the result of a program that helps children make the transition from primary to secondary school.
the 6 sessions are based on a Circle Time approach and supplemented by follow-up activities. Each session has comprehensive teacher instructions with the necessary worksheets. a memory map technique provides a unifying element to the program. Issues covered include bullying, friendship, meeting new people, organisation and induction day.
Book and CD-ROM (10 sessions) for ages 10-11.

54 pages  $69.00  

Teachers Guide to Restorative Classroom Discipline

Luanna Meyer, Ian Evans

With restorative discipline, schools move beyond punitive approaches to shared expectations for learning and behavior. Used together with The School Leader's Guide to Restorative Discipline, this teacher's guide shows how to create a welcoming and responsible community within your classroom, contributing to a consisten schoolwide approach to discipline. These books address topics such as
Introducing restorative discipline in your classroom through a step-by-step approach
Developing peer support and group problem solving among students, including preventing and stopping bullying
Collaborating with administrators and colleagues on schoolwide behavior expectations
Partnering with families and neighborhood organizations to support positive student conduct
Managing effective individual interventions with students, including four key principles for success.
This comprehensive guide helps teachers introduce and sustain a proven approach to discipline, preparing students for achievement in school and life.

25x18cm  197 pages  $66.00  

Working in Circles

In Primary and Secondary Classrooms (Book and CD)

Marg Armstrong, David Vinegrad

Working in Circles in Primary and Secondary Classrooms is a comprehensive manual for anyone wishing to use the circle in their classroom for community building; social skills; democratic decision making or just having fun together as a class. It is a complete guide - saving valuable time in searching for a collection of fun games or resources suitable for primary or secondary classrooms.
This manual covers: - The reasons benefits and methodology of using circles in classrooms; the ways they can be used; and many examples of circle sessions for both primary and secondary classrooms. Circles in schools can build and create a sense of belonging trust loyalty and community-mindedness. Using circles in classrooms as described in this manual can create democratic classrooms where real learning occurs in safe supportive spaces.

30x21cm  150 pages  $55.00  

Working Restoratively in Schools

A Guidebook for Developing Safe and Connected Learning Communities

Bill Hansberry

"What we have here in this resource is a wide-ranging variety of ideas, theories and suggestions which should deepen your understanding of how to use Restorative Practices, why and how they work, combined with clear guidelines for the practicalities of doing this work in schools." Marg Thorsborne

21x15cm  128 pages  $29.50