Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.

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  

Bullying Intervention Toolkit

S. Renn and others

From Inyahead Press, this kit provides schools with a range of effective, solution focused bullying intervention strategies which encourage individuals to make pro-social choices, avoid labelling and aim to educate and heal, rather than punish.
The authors believe that no one intervention for bullying works best in all circumstances. Effective intervention occurs when teachers have a range of strategies, with the accompanying knowledge and skills to know when - and when not - to use them.
Making a choice about which approach to use is critical to the success of the intervention. The authors provide guidance to help make this choice, along with facilitator notes and detailed scripts.
The resource includes:
60 page book
4 large laminated scripts-A4 size
Method of Shared Concern
Classroom Conference Early Years
Classroom Conference
Support Group Method
5 pocket scripts
restorative chat early years restorative chat No Blame brief intervention
small group discussion


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  $78.00  

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 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  $74.00  

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  

Circle Time Resources Toolkit



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.


Getting More Out of Restorative Practice in Schools

Practical Approaches to Improve School Wellbeing and Strengthen Community Engagement

Margaret Thorsborn and others

Restorative practice (RP) has been successfully implemented in schools for decades and is primarily associated with improving behaviour and relationships, by changing the culture of problem solving in the school. However, it has huge untapped potential to support initiatives in other areas, and this book provides examples of how RP can enhance the effectiveness of these other practices.
Split into three sections, the book first looks at implementation, readiness and evaluation. It then covers integrating RP with, and linking RP into, other issues relevant to schools such as trauma, poverty, and mindfulness, and finally shows how to work well with parents and families. The book gives proven strategies for measuring success and evaluating effectiveness. Overall, it provides insight into a variety of issues RP can help schools with, and addresses them in practical ways to help schools implement restorative practice to its full potential.

23x16cm  280 pages  $52.00  

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  $40.00  

Heart Masters - Middle to Senior Primary

Johnston, Guthrie, Fuller & Bellhouse

A program for the promotion of emotional intelligence and resilience in the middle to senior years of primary school. Help students to motivate themselves, persist in the face of frustration, control their impulses, regulate their moods, keep distress from swamping their ability to think, achieve their goals.

31x19cm  160 pages  $50.00  

Heart Masters - Building Resilience and Managing the Difficult Emotions

A Teacher Resource

Bob Bellhouse, andrew Fuller, Glenda Johnston

This book has been written for teachers to help young people who are at the on-set of adolescence to develop awareness, skills and behaviours that will help them to manage their difficult emotions.
This is a period of time when young people may experience feelings more intense than previously. They are also often exposed to more stressful experiences. When emotions like stress, worry, anger and helplessness are not managed effectively, they can lead to difficulties like anxiety, violence, drug misuse and depression. Many young people suffer unnecessarily from these states of mental health.
The activities may be used in classroom lessons, or as an aide for teachers supporting young people individually. Health professionals may also find the ideas useful. Includes a set of blackline master ‘Problem Solving’ cards.


Heart Masters - Junior Primary


A program for the promotion of emotional intelligence and resilience in the junior years of primary school. Help students to motivate themselves, persist in the face of frustration, control their impulses, regulate their moods, keep distress from swamping their ability to think, achieve their goals.

30x21cm  160 pages  $50.00  

Heart Masters - Junior to Middle Secondary

Johnston, Guthrie, Fuller & Bellhouse

A program for the promotion of emotional intelligence and resilience in the junior years of primary school. Help students to motivate themselves, persist in the face of frustration, control their impulses, regulate their moods, keep distress from swamping their ability to think, achieve their goals. Helps children have a sense of belonging at school, be aware of their own feelings and those of other, control their impulses, put things in perspective and solve problems, and have friendly and positive relationships.

30x21cm  162 pages  $50.00  

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  $53.00  

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  $57.00  

Restorative Practice in Schools - A Practical Introduction

Theory, Skills and Guidance

Bill Hansberry

Proven to reduce bad behaviour and exclusions, and encourage happier, safer school environments, restorative justice is an effective approach to conflict resolution.
Suitable for education settings from preschool to college, this guide explains what restorative justice is, how it can be used in schools, what it looks like in the classroom and how it can be implemented. Featuring case studies that illuminate the underlying restorative principles and practices, this book covers a wide range of topics from the basics of restorative justice, through to school-wide processes for embedding the approach in policy and practice.
Drawing on the expertise of educators and consultants, this is a must-have resource for any school or centre that is serious about reducing bad behaviour and developing safer learning communities.

23x15cm  312 pages  $54.00  

Restorative Practices and Bullying

Rethinking Behaviour Management

Margaret Thoresborn, David Vinegrad

A fresh approach to dealing with bullying, based on restorative justice principles.
The authors' strategy for dealing with bullying in schools uses the principles of the restorative justice framework. This approach focuses on the needs of the community affected by bullying behaviour, rather than simply apportioning blame and deciding on punishment. This book is aimed directly at those who have to deal with bullying – in classrooms, corridors, playgrounds, and now on mobile phones and the internet. It provides responses that can bring about repair and healing and, in the long term, make school a safer place.
Topics covered include:
Restorative justice and bullying Restorative responses to bullying incidents Managing reluctance to face up to bullying Preventing re-victimisation Reaching and monitoring agreements. The book includes scripts for use in small and community case conferences, and a list of key questions to ask in interviews with victims and wrongdoers.

48 pages  $33.00  

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  

Restorative Practices Poster

Inyahead Press


Restorative Theory in Practice

Insights Into What Works and Why

Belinda Hopkins

Restorative justice is an innovative approach to thinking about, and addressing, conflict and bullying, as well as disruptive, challenging and criminal behaviour. The approach is increasingly used to transform the culture of organisations, institutions and services and the way people communicate with one another.
In this book, ten practitioners describe a restorative encounter as seen through the lens of their own theoretical model. The book's unique structure is modelled on a restorative practice known as Circle Time- comprising of a Check-in, a Main Activity, and a Check-out. In the Check-in the practitioner explains how their own theoretical model informs their practice; in the Main Activity they comment on the same case studies to highlight how each theory can deepen our understanding of what might be happening and why; and in the Check-out they reflect on what they have learned from reading each other's contributions. This is a unique exemplar of how restorative theory and practice can influence how practitioners think, learn and write about restorative practice.
This will be an invaluable resource for restorative practitioners working across sectors including education, social services, youth offending or policy.

23x15cm  248 pages  $64.00  

Using Restorative Circles in Schools

How to Build Strong Learning Communities and Positive Psychosocial Environments

Berit Follestad, Nina Wroldsen

Restorative circles are an effective way of implementing restorative justice, through starting a conversation wider than just the victim and the offender. Proven to be an effective way of healing and building relationships, tackling bullying within schools and providing a sense of community, this book gives everything needed for a school to start implementing restorative circles. Accompanied by illustrations, interviews and case studies to show how to start using restorative circles, this practical guide is the perfect introduction for schools looking to improve their methods of conflict resolution.

112 pages  $28.00  

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