At the Working Forum on Men in Early Childhood Education, attendees were asked to submit presentation proposals to create an event that is diverse, different, and adds a meaningful contribution to the international discussion of male involvement in early childhood education. If you presented at this conference and would like to share some words about your presentation, contact us.
“The Breathing Circle” by Joe Robertson
All participants stand in a circle, shoulder to shoulder. Once the circle is formed, everyone steps back a few feet. The group then takes a silent moment and the speaker/singer begins “in and in and in” as the group moves forward, then the speaker/singer goes “out and out and out” as the group moves back out.
The in and out movement is done three times, ending in a briefly held silence. It can be repeated in cycles of three as many times as desired. The imagination behind this exercise is that a group we personify a single breathing being and doing so connect on a much deeper level in a very short time.