Class Meetings are an effective way for students to learn many of the life skills that are just as important, long term, as academic skills. Students do not magically know how to safely get into a circle, how to listen respectfully, or how to focus on solutions. These are foundational skills that need to be taught and practiced before Class Meetings are implemented.
Before teaching your students how to do class meetings ensure that they have some basic skills. This takes time and patience.
- They need to be able to self regulate enough to sit quietly in a circle for