| ROUNDS are sentences started by the
reviewer which are finished by each person in turn. The
sentences can be about facts or feelings, self or others, past,
present or future.
Rounds introduce some basic principles common to many reviewing methods, such as the right to be heard and the right to pass.
Rounds are particularly useful ...
SOME USEFUL SEQUENCES AND COMBINATIONS
HINTSPeople may not listen well if they are too anxious about what they will say for their turn. This pressure can be reduced by:
Circle Time: Rounds are also a basic feature of Circle Time - which can be a useful source of similar ideas especially for working with young children (5-11 years old)
"Learning from experience = going round and round in ever increasing circles"
Responses to feedback about 'Rounds'Q. How do you create a particular mood through rounds?
A. You ask about how rounds can be used for creating moods. You can initiate rounds about expressing achievements, high points or magic moments to generate a mood of success/achievement. You can create moods of acceptance/belongingness/pride by using rounds that generate positive feedback and/or thanks. If you use rounds that invite criticism or looking at low points, you may want to conclude with something more upbeat. But by selecting and sequencing things too carefully (or by using too many rounds), the technique can generate a mood of resistance to what may feel like manipulation - which is why I am keen to hand over responsibility for intitiating rounds (which I call 'Orbits') or switching to a more free-flowing method - if I sense that rounds are being experienced as too controlling.
Q. What is Circle Time?
"Circle Time, or Group Time is used in schools throughout the
UK and the US. It's a time for children to socialise, read,
share, sing, and participate in activities in a structured
environment. During Circle Time, children will sit in a circle
or half circle, while the teacher leads a lesson or activity".