Morning Circle is a daily ritual at SOIL where students spend the first 20 minutes of the day in sharing positive stories and reflecting inwards while discussing goals for the day.
Students and faculty connect with each other on a personal level more than any other time of the day as part of the morning circle. The classroom community feels nurtured and refreshed and the “positive vibes” during Morning Meeting set the tone of mutual respect for the entire day.
This simple practice enables social and emotional development to develop models of citizenship and character in students. The circle begins with a prayer of any denomination and in invoking one's higher purpose. Some of the skills practiced every day include communication, positive story sharing, mutual respect, empathy, self-discipline and problem-solving.