Activity Goals: Interpersonal “Checking In” Communicating honestly Learning and demonstrating conflict resolution skills Active listening Treating others with dignity and respect Demonstrating leadership skills Offering support Activity Goal: Intrapersonal Treating self with dignity and respect Demonstrating self-responsibility Expressing empathy Recognizing personal space Taking risks Activity Goals: Connections & Relationships Establishing trust Reinforcing positive classroom climate and school culture Creating rituals that enhance personal growth and safety Initiating the Circle-Up Activity Establish a tradition that honors everyone in the circle. Create a special time and a safe environment to conduct the circle up. Arrange all desks/chairs in a circle so that everyone can see everyone else. Plan a beginning and ending ritual. After each student contributes to the circle discussion, all participants respond with applause. Circle Up Norms and Expectations Every participant must make a commitment to: maintain confidentiality and safety. speak from the heart. listen without judging. be “lean of expression”. practice spontaneity. speak only for themselves. treat everyone with dignity and respect. follow specific interaction norms. Circle Up Discussion Protocol State your name. Identify a feeling or emotion you are currently experiencing. Identify where you are on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 indicating a bad day and 10 indicating a great day. Respond to the prompt of the day. Remember that everyone applauds after each student speaks.