Teaching circles are a short-term commitment for long-term gain allowing members to
affirm their teaching practices, develop community and identify personal teaching
goals. Rather than being an evaluative process, teaching circles provide instructors
with an opportunity for self-reflection by observing the practices of colleagues.
“Creativity requires the freedom to consider the ‘unthinkable’ alternatives, to doubt the worth of cherished practices” - John Gardner, Leadership Writer.
Teaching Circles are a one term, or four-month commitment. As a participant, you agree to:
Members are encouraged to use a ‘beginner’s mindset’: there are no leaders or mentors in our circles, which is why we’ve emphasized them as Peer Circles. We all have something to learn from one another, regardless of our level of teaching experience.