When we sit in a circle we offer a powerful symbol that we are united and equal participants. Where it is practical, I try and start my workshops this way. I did this yesterday with teachers in a school in Sydney. After committing to some protocols, a few provocations encouraged a dialogue about teaching and learning.
In this issue I share what I am learning as I attempt to deepen, extend and abstract my experiences of dialogue. Recently I have been learning some of the indigenous origins of dialogue and how it is used within different cultures. I hope you enjoy the ideas and they get you talking.
Tom Barrett collects a number of resources on all things circles and circle time.