All of us have been there. A conflict arises in class that is unexpected, or a student says something upsetting. Someone has a strong reaction to course content. There is a verbal outburst or disagreement. Using a quick mini-circle can help address the issue:
Mini-circles are designed to identify what happened without judgment, to assess the class’s feelings, and to develop a solution that the class creates and agrees upon.
Have students to answer the following questions. It might be helpful to have them to write down their responses first before answering:
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