The Man Who Taught Circle to Thousands of LA School Kids

Joe is the  co-founder of Circle Ways (2017), Council In Schools (2005), and the Palms Council Project (1992).  A public school teacher for 24 years and educator trainer for Los Angeles Unified School District  for seven years,  Joe is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an elder of The Ojai Foundation. He has practiced circle ways in the classroom since 1986 and has been a Council Trainer for The Ojai Foundation since 1994, providing trainings for educators, therapists, and business people nationally and internationally. He is the author of stories, training curricula, lesson plans on circle ways in schools, and the forthcoming book Teaching and Learning in Circles.

About the Author Catherine

Catherine Cooley is a mediator and a communication coach. She has worked in environments of extreme conflict including prisons, the court system and local communities teaching what she calls "Breakthrough Conversations." She specializes in helping people foster clear, respectful, warm, cooperative relationships at home and in the workplace.

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