Newsletter: April 20, 2021

Welcome to the Circle Dynamics Group newsletter -- a short semi-monthly email. Please share this newsletter with anyone you think may benefit from it.


Ask What Happened, Not Why it Happened

In the arena of social-emotional learning (SEL), asking "why" can take us away from our emotions and into our heads to explain why.

"Why did you decide to skip school yesterday?" causes a shift into devising (in our head) a reason for our past behavior. The question itself has emotional overtones that skipping school yesterday was a bad thing to do. Maybe it was a chance just to hand out and decompress. Or maybe she skipped school to take care of her ailing grandmother on a day when her mother wasn’t going to be available.

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Community Conversation, April 28th, 7-8pm
Reconnecting and Re-engaging with Your Students

Meet with fellow educators at different schools and share your experience in being back at school with a classroom full of students. What are you discovering? What is working? What is not working?

Join your fellow educators on Wednesday, April 28th, 7-8pm on Zoom, for what is sure to be an engaging hour.

This event is FREE -- click here to register.



Larry Levenson
Larry Levenson
Larry Levenson is a co-founder of Circle Dynamics Group and a national leader in training adults across the country in emotional intelligence and the power of discussion circles for teens. He has a Master's degree in Human Development.

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