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“OPEN CIRCLE IS CENTRAL TO OUR ABILITY TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND ADDRESS THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP.” - A Principal
OPEN CIRCLE PROVIDES A UNIQUE WHOLE-SCHOOL APPROACH TO SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING.
"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
"THIS TRAINING WAS INVALUABLE TO OUR STAFF AND HAS HELPED OUR SCHOOL CLIMATE IMMENSELY" - A Principal
"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 New SEL resource for parents from @educationnation and @PFoundation, with advising from @caselorg: http://t.co/BjhrOJbZkz
OpenCircleOrg What is bullying? Researchers and Schools Diverge in Definitions: http://t.co/d3pFMS23md
OpenCircleOrg October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month! Check out these resources: http://t.co/gBAGBvFPuI
OpenCircleOrg Read about the impact of SEL on educators: How Social-Emotional Learning Transforms Classrooms http://t.co/6KTrBrH9sQ #SEL
OpenCircleOrg Our co-director, Nova Biro presented at the #SREE conference today http://t.co/IlLVvkiuq9