Council in Schools offers council — the practice of  listening and speaking from the heart — to inspire engaged, compassionate school communities.

“As educators, we have a responsibility to meet the academic needs of children, but we also have a responsibility for their social-emotional well-being. Council is a key part of building connections between students to create a safe learning environment for our children.”

— Jesse Melgares, Dean of Culture CNCA Burlington Campus

Upcoming opportunities to learn about and practice council:

Level 1 Training

Register for August 3 & 4 

Council in Schools Introduction to Council for Educators prepares teachers, counselors, and administrators to facilitate councils in their classrooms, other school settings . . . and anywhere else. It is an enjoyable two-day training of shared stories, experiences and play while learning the basic elements and intentions of council practice.

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Level 2 Practicum

Register for August 6 & 7

Council in Schools Practicum is for educators and others who have taken Level 1 training. This two day workshop uses the experiences of the participants to reflect on the role of facilitator. Special attention is given to the personal and group challenges that arise as we lead councils. Through council and playful activities participants expand their facilitator skillset while bringing depth and adaptability to their practice.

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Register for April 22 

Council in Schools Collaboratives are offered free of charge to the council community. Come join us to re-connect with the larger community, re-inspire your council practice or engage around a specific council topic!

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Council Plan of the Month

As a gift to the council community, each month during the school year we post a timely council plan for you to download and use in your class or school. Enjoy, adapt, add your own personal touch, and let us know how it goes!

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Thank you for being a part of our circle. We look forward to contacting you.