We use circle time for lots of things like problems.
Circle time is not only about problems it can also be about happy moments in lunch or thanking people.
None the less it still has rules.
Ø Be positive
Ø Listen respectfully
Ø Each person has a turn
Ø Don’t use names
Ø Try to fix the problem not make it bigger
Ø Right to pass
Ø Use I messages as in say the story in your perspective
Ø Think before you act and say
For example we had a problem in the playground when something happened and then something else happened because of the thing before and so on and so on. The problem got bigger and bigger till we need a circle time. This did help BUT we still needed the weekend to cool off.
We are now friends again but we still have problems.
Circle time is now a massive part of our class.
Try it next time you have a problem.