Quality Circle Time has been highlighted as a core methodology for delivering the SEAL curriculum, but it can also be used in PSHE sessions, curriculum lessons and with tutor groups. In this DVD Jenny Mosley offers professional and practical advice on how to run a circle time session. Following a brief introduction she outlines the five skills that are essential to successful circle time:
The film of Quality Circle Time sessions show how to build up these skills in the participants. Crucial to an effective circle time are five steps, which can be seen in action:
- Meeting Up
- Warming Up
- Opening Up
- Cheering Up
- Calming Down
Embedded throughout all of this are five ground rules:
- Be positive
- Plan and prepare
- No put downs/naming
- Manage your time
- Evaluate the session
Finally, Jenny stresses how important it is to ‘look after yourself’ – cognitively, emotionally, creatively, physically and spiritually.
The DVD is devoted to a Quality Circle Time session with Year 7 – filmed in a school location and led by Jenny in which all of the above is put into practice. The group session is followed by a teacher question-and-answer session where Jenny offers invaluable guidance borne from her years of experience as a master circle time practitioner and trainer.
Running time: 60 minutes.
Included with the DVD are 20-minute Circle Time Sessions.
INCLUDES A PDF VERSION OF THE LATEST EDITION OF THE BOOK Important issues relating to the promotion of POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR & SELF-ESTEEM IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS by Jenny Mosley.
Jenny Mosley is a leading UK and international trainer, consultant and author in the area of behaviour. She advised the DCSF (now DfE) on the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) for Secondary Schools. Drawing on her experience as a teacher, lecturer and consultant, Jenny developed her successful classroom behaviour management model, Quality Circle Time (QCT), which encompasses a whole-school approach to enhancing self-esteem and building positive relationships in school communities.