Talking circles are the primary process for using Restorative Practices in schools to create a Culture of Care. Basically the process involves the use of a Talking Stick, where the person holding the Talking Stick does the talking, while the other people present listen. The Talking Stick is passed around the circle, allowing everyone a chance to talk, but without the requirement to talk.
The drawing to the upper left is shown to honor the origins of the Talking Circle with Native Americans.
The video shown below the drawing is of a PBS Newshour story about a Colorado high school that replaced a discipline system focused on punishment with Talking Circles.
The people involved with Restorative Justice Education worked with educators at the high school for three years to create a Culture of Care based on Restorative Justice Principles and Practices.