Preface Acknowledgements About the Author List of Tables and Figures The Circle Solutions Philosophy and Principles The Circle Solutions Pedagogy: Maximising Effectiveness The Basics Strengths, Dreams and Values Positive Communication Skills Emotional Awareness and Skills Promoting the Positive for Resilience Shared Humanity: Connection, Belonging and Empathy Friendship, Cooperation and Ethics Circle Solutions for Challenging Situations Appendix 1: Twelve Dimensions for Learning Relationships and Promoting Wellbeing: Lesson Content and Congruent School Context Appendix 2: Games Index Appendix 3: Useful Resources
Previously a teacher and educational psychologist, Sue Roffey is currently adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney and Honorary Lecturer at University College London. She is a prolific author, international educational consultant and speaker on issues related to pro-social behaviour, belonging, resilience and positive relationships within education. She is the founder and director of Wellbeing Australia (www.wellbeingaustralia.com.au/wba) and now lives between Sydney and London. Sue can be contacted through www.sueroffey.com and www.circlesolutionsnetwork.com/csn.
'Within the current climate it is easy to forget that education
needs to help young people flourish in every dimension of human
functioning. Roffey's unshakable conviction in the development of
the whole person reverberates through every page of this new
edition. Grounded in contemporary research, Roffey ignites the
reader's conviction that 'I can do this too!' Gifting the educator
with a treasure chest of fresh, engaging, practical and applicable
ideas, this book makes it possible for every teacher to build both
the learning and well-being of all young people.'
-- Kerry Bird
'Circle Solutions creatively invites the reader to weave optimistic and positive thinking into young people's lives, significantly impacting on fundamental aspects of child and adolescent development.
The development of resilience, respectful relationships, a sense of belonging ,empathy and safety are crucial ingredients in building mental health and wellbeing in young people. Dr Sue Roffey offers practical and effective strategies to build these ingredients that are framed within well founded educational and psychological principles. Circle Solutions gives educators an essential tool to enhance student wellbeing.'-- Jill Pearman
'This is a very practical guide to a teaching approach that enables children to become more powerful learners; it is also an opportunity to spend time with a big-hearted person who understands what happens for children in school and how circles can help them grow.'-- James Park