Classroom Circles Create Strong Communities ~ Giving students a voice and a place to be heard, in the safety of the classroom.

Do you know the importance and benefit of running a classroom circle but are not sure where to start? Have a strong desire to improve and enrich the lives of the students you teach?

Encouraging and helping students to engage in open and interactive discussion can be challenging. Exploring topics such as, issues with the environment, diversity, inclusion, money, success and LGBTQ2, initiate and allow for conversations with differing views and perspectives. When given the right tools, teachers and educators can facilitate a safe space to help students have those big conversations. Everyone deserves the opportunity to speak, be respected and to be heard. Create a better understanding among your students and a greater sense of community, right in your own classroom.

In this 1.5 hour interactive workshop you will learn:

  • The four types of conversations (4 D’s) and how they differ

  • The importance of encouraging students to voice their opinion and speak their truth

  • How to facilitate a great classroom circle

  • Tips and tools on what makes a great leader/facilitator and how to put that into practice

  • Why celebrating our uniqueness is important and necessary

  • ‘Conversation Sparkers’ card decks will be available for $20 to initiate discussion and provide topics (two options: decks for kids in grades K-5 & Decks for Grade 6 and beyond) Additional resources included with each set to help facliitate use, both at home and in the classroom.


Target Audience

Educators and parents of children 5 and up.

To Bring/Important Notes

Pen, paper and an open mind! 


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Kristy Ware

    Kristy Ware is a speaker, author, facilitator and health & fitness coach. She motivates and inspires small businesses and educators with personal growth and business development. She believes that we must be the change we wish to see in the world, and in order to best support future generations, we must start with ourselves.

    Kristy has been featured on stages such as BCFit Vancouver, Vernon Women In Business, Baby Talks Vernon, and has facilitated workshops at Creekside Dynamic Health, Interior Health, and Universal Packaging. She is a children’s author and blogger. Her work has been featured in The New Moon Gallery, Skyway News, Bookland, Bellies Inc., Thrive Global and The Personal Trainer Development Centre.

    Kristy’s passion for speaking and coaching shines through in her ability to mix humour with realism, capture an audience and share her message in a way that inspires people to take action. Her mission is to encourage others to find their voice, speak their truth and live their very best life.

    When she is not running workshops or fitness coaching, you can find her writing, cooking up healthy food in the kitchen, playing in nature with her wife, or playing LEGO with, or without, her 5 year old son. She lives in Vernon, British Columbia.