Build the kind of community you’ve always wanted. Commit to Everyday Circles each day, and incredible things start happening: inclusion, acceptance, skill-building, empathy, compassion, restoration, and so much more.
If you’ve wanted to incorporate restorative practices, anti-bias education, social and emotional learning, as well as meaningful content on pressing world issues, but didn’t know where to start – we created this for you.
This isn’t meant to add one more thing to your plate. It is the plate. The circle can become where your students connect with one another and learn the valuable SEL Competencies of self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, social awareness, and responsible decision-making. Everyday Circles cards are intended to be easy, quick, and fun…with almost no prep work from you! These are our tried and true activities that we’ve seen help transform learners and communities.
WHY TLA? Peace Learning Center, HEART, and Tribes came together to fill a need we see in classrooms and in communities. We wanted to make it easy and fun to build community and to teach social and emotional skills so we created Everyday Circles.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has a profound impact on student achievement; those who feel safe and connected to school and academics excel. We know that peaceful, equitable classrooms are possible, so we combined forces to create a simple-to-use tool that will infuse your community with joy, excitement, and the skills students need to help them in school and beyond.
Tribes: Tribes Learning Communities (TLC) features strategies for a group development process; creating a caring culture to maximize human development and learning in community. There are three stages of group development: Inclusion, Influence, and Community – in the Tribes Learning Communities process. The stage of Inclusion is initiated when students have the opportunity to present information about themselves and to be acknowledged for their contribution. The stage of Influence is characterized by decision-making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Students can influence one another as well as the community in a beneficial way. The stage of Community develops over time with opportunities to celebrate achievements, share responsibility and work together toward a common good. The repeated sequence of Inclusion, Influence, and Community enables the group to experience increasingly more profound interaction the longer they are together.
Peace Learning Center: Peace Learning Center supports building Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills at the intersection of peace and justice. Our work leans into challenging issues with specialties in equity and restorative justice. We support individuals and organizations in redefining peace and finding meaningful ways to live and work with one another. Our work celebrates the uniqueness of each community and relies upon that community itself to define and embody peaceful coexistence. Peace Learning Center’s mission is to support communities to redefine peace through equity, justice, and innovative practices.
HEART: Humane education cultivates prosocial behavior by fostering empathy and reverence, encouraging critical thinking, and promoting youth empowerment, while teaching about social justice, animal protection, and environmental ethics. In a society facing global issues like interpersonal violence, as well as institutionalized cruelty and exploitation, humane education can have a broad and lasting impact by simultaneously addressing the root causes of issues, and how problems are interconnected. HEART’s mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world, Our aim is to work toward a more compassionate, equitable, and restored world for all living beings by teaching youth how they can make a positive difference through both their personal attitudes and behaviors, as well as larger systemic actions.
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