Teachers, administrators, and educators just like you.
Through our educational journey, we discovered the benefits of implementing relational and restorative practices. This discovery led the team to develop an inside-out approach utilizing intentional relationship-building techniques designed to allow districts to focus on relationships before implementing curriculum-based initiatives or lessons.
We invite you to listen to our podcast, join Circle Time, follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram), or explore our resources; we promise you’ll be glad you did. When you’re ready to fully implement relational practices, sign up for one of our professional development offerings!
Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & "Circlemamma"
Dr. Cassandra Darst
Chief Problem Solver
Content Creator & Lead Presenter
Travel Coordinator & Lead Presenter
Dr. Jessica Moreno
Client Relations Coordinator
Creativity and Design Coordinator
"Kinder forgot their water to P.E., so this was a perfect opportunity to do some easy activities. I had them get into 3 groups, and I asked them, "What makes you smile?" After a minute of sharing, I shared with them what I heard (Disneyland, petting puppies) and asked for some additional answers. The kids loved it! And so did I - I learned a little bit more about my scholars."
"I have seen my quietest kids respond multiple times! They also feel braver to answer questions during core curriculum. I also feel like its created a better sense of a team. I have seen them work together more often then they did at the start."
"Our scholars love the engagement, especially sharing and having his/her voices heard. We would group students who are #'s 1-15 & 16-20 between Mrs. Ashraf and me."
"I have enjoyed watching the students that seemed shy the first couple of days, starts to open up more as they shake my hand with a big smile and say good morning while making eye contact."
"We talked about an act of kindness someone has done/shown that we won't forget. A lot of my students talked about the small things in life such as helping someone clean up, holding the door for someone, " Ms. Manjra smiling every morning", etc. All of those things made me realize that some of the most purest souls care about the simplest things in life. It helped me ground myself through a chaotic week and reminded me why I chose this path.""
- Educators from Archway Classical Academy (Arizona)
GET STARTED BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS TODAY!
Want to know more about Relationship Centered Learning? We look forward to seeing you in one of our professional developments, but until then, take a look at our resources.