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Circle of Courage Workshop

Meet Your Instructor


Shawna Audet began her career as a high school English and social studies teacher. She current works as a reading remediation and creative writing teacher.  She learned about trauma-sensitive teaching practices through her work on the Smithers Mental Wellness Action Team for Youth.

Workshop Agenda

10:15 am - 10:25 am       

10:25 am -10:55 am                

10:55 am – 11:15 am


Shawna will discuss how the Circle of Courage works and its history.  She will share how the Circle of Courage transformed her classroom discipline system and how she sees the world.  


Shawna will use the gradual release technique by leading you through an example of to use the Circle of Courage to solve a problem behaviour in a class.


You will will work in pairs, trios, or on your own to practice using the Circle of Courage to solve a real or imagined problem behaviour. 

Note: At the end of the workshop, please take a few moments to fill out and hand in your workshop feedback exit slip.

Workshop Video and Slides

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