Circles Level 1, 2 & 3

Circles Level 1, 2 & 3

The Circles® VideoModeling® Curriculum teaches social and relationship boundaries, interpersonal skills, and relationship-specific social skills using a simple multi-layer circle diagram to demonstrate the different relationship levels students will encounter in daily life. Circles is a concrete, organizational paradigm for students with special educational needs that helps them learn to act and interact in self-enhancing ways. This curriculum uses principles of behavior psychology and proven techniques in special education that help students to generalize their learning across many settings: school, home, social and vocational.

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Circles Level 1, 2 & 3

30 Videos

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 1: All About Me/Purple Private Circle

    You are the most important person in your world! Students will learn that no one touches you unless you want to be touched. It conveys the specialness and autonomy of the individual and provides the point of view for all relations. Sophia walks us through the motions of what life is like in the P...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 2: My Family/Blue Big Hug Circle

    Surrounding the Purple Private Circle is the Blue Big Hug Circle. In this circle, students will learn that there are very few people who you hug and who hug you closely. Some of these people include your mother or father (parent figure), girlfriend or boyfriend (sweetheart). These are the people ...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 3: My Sweetheart/Blue Big Hug Circle

    Surrounding the Purple Private Circle is the Blue Big Hug Circle. In this circle, students will learn that there are very few people who you hug and who hug you closely. Some of these people include your mother or father (parent figure), girlfriend or boyfriend (sweetheart). These are the people ...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 4: My Relatives/Green Far Away Hug Circle

    Sophia guides students through her experiences within the Green Far Away Hug Circle. In this circle, students will learn that there are a few more people you give far away hugs to (i.e., a friendly but not intimate hug) such as your friend or on a special occasion. It generally includes less phys...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 5: My Closest Friends/Green Far Away Hug Circle

    Sophia guides students through her experiences within the Green Far Away Hug Circle. In this circle, students will learn that there are a few more people you give far away hugs to (i.e., a friendly but not intimate hug) such as your friend or on a special occasion. It generally includes less phys...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 6: My Neighbors/Yellow Handshake Circle

    The Yellow Handshake Circle is all about acquaintances. There is no emotional attachment and only limited physical contact. This fourth concentric circle surrounds the green. Sophia will explain why this circle is so important when dealing with touch, talk, and trust. The “handshake” is the symbo...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 7: My Teachers/Yellow Handshake Circle

    The Yellow Handshake Circle is all about acquaintances. There is no emotional attachment and only limited physical contact. This fourth concentric circle surrounds the green. Sophia will explain why this circle is so important when dealing with touch, talk, and trust. The “handshake” is the symbo...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 8: Youthful Acquaintances/Yellow Handshake Circle

    The Yellow Handshake Circle is all about acquaintances. There is no emotional attachment and only limited physical contact. This fourth concentric circle surrounds the green. Sophia will explain why this circle is so important when dealing with touch, talk, and trust. The “handshake” is the symbo...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 9: Children/Orange Wave Circle

    In the Orange Wave Circle, Sophia video models why there is no physical or emotional closeness within this circle. This circle typically includes children and other familiar faces. The “wave” is the symbol of this circle relationship.

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 10: Community Helpers/Red Stranger Circle

    The community helper is the star of this episode. Students will learn why the community helper is defined by the job they do. Interaction is not emotional unless it relates directly to the job. Sophia has necessary touch with service providers and health workers. Touch, talk, and trust are strict...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 11: Health Workers/Red Stranger Circle

    The community helper is the star of this episode. Students will learn why the community helper is defined by the job they do. Interaction is not emotional unless it relates directly to the job. Sophia has necessary touch with service providers and health workers. Touch, talk, and trust are strict...

  • L1 - Part 1 - Ep 12: Total Strangers/Red Total Stranger Space

    Strangers have no place in trust, talk, or touch. These are unknown people and there is no need for interaction. This means no talk, touch, or trust for anyone you don’t know in person, online or over the phone.

  • L1 - Part 2 - Ep 1: Getting to Know You/Red to Blue

    This episode aims to increase awareness of developing romantic relationships. This episode shows students how a relationship can change from being a Red Stranger Circle to Blue Big Hug Circle (Sweetheart).

  • L1 - Part 2 - Ep 2: Becoming Friends/Red to Green

    This episode shows how to create opportunities to practice the social skills related to friendship. This episode shows students how a relationship can change from being a Red Stranger Circle to Green Far Away Circle (Friend).

  • L1 - Part 2 - Ep 3: Being With Teachers/Red To Yellow

    This episode shows how to create opportunities to practice social skills with acquaintances. This episode shows students how a relationship can change from being a Red Stranger Circle to Yellow Handshake Circle (Acquaintance).

  • L1 - Part 2 - Ep 4: Kids On The Block/Red to Orange

    This episode shows how to create opportunities to practice social skills with people whose faces are familiar. This episode shows students how a relationship can change from being a Red Stranger Circle to Orange Wave Circle. It also aims to reinforce that contact with a child is limited.

  • L1 - Part 2 - Ep 5: Always Strangers/Staying Red

    This episode shows how a relationship with a community helper does not move past red stranger status. It also shows how to create opportunities to practice social skills with people who are community helpers and practice keeping strangers at a distance.

  • L1 - Part 2 - Ep 6: Review

    In this review section, the various circles are explained in brief summary form. As this vignette is short and succinct, it can be played at regular intervals for a quick recap. Alternatively, this vignette can be reintroduced anytime you want your students to brush up and reflect on their world ...

  • L1 - Part 2 - Ep 7: Cyberspace Rules

    This episode suggests guidelines for online safety. This section of the curriculum is not meant to be an exhaustive presentation, but instead is offered as a starting point for conversation with your students. Emphasize for students that online "friends" aren't the same as the friends you develop...

  • L2 - P1 - Ep 1: Me (Purple Circle)/ Family & Sweetheart (Blue Circle)

    This episode addresses the variety of personal differences and preferences that are inherent in Faith and in each individual participant. This segment aims to teach students to recognize and express their own personal values and strengths.
    This episode seeks to establish a degree of intimacy wit...

  • L2 - P1 - Ep 2: Relatives & Friends (Green Far Away Circle)

    Faith demonstrates the complexity of the Green Far Away Hug Circle. She has many relatives in this circle, but some are closer to her than others. This episode shows the blurred line of relationships. Faith uses her judgment based upon the person and the situation to decide that crossing this bou...

  • L2 - P1 - Ep 3: Acquaintances & Neighbors (Yellow Cir)/ Children (Orange Cir)

    This episode shows a situation where a circle may be bypassed to get to know someone better (at work), illustrates that during some situations a boundary element can be crossed appropriately, and illustrates that different cultures may have differences in interpreting the circle boundaries.
    This...

  • L2 - P1 - Ep 4: Service Providers (Red Circle)/ Total Strangers (Red Space)

    This episode shows how to identify a service provider and what actions to take if you are unsure of someone's position and it illustrates that in the course of doing business with providers and helpers, it may be necessary to briefly and temporarily cross the boundary elements of talk and trust, ...

  • L2 - P2 - Ep 1: Always Strangers (Red)/ Kids on the Block (Red to Orange)

    This episode aims to establish that relationships can be but not always dynamic; to show a relationship boundary can sometimes be crossed temporarily, but that does not change the relationship circle; to illustrate that when one person is interested in moving closer in a relationship that an indi...

  • L2 - P2 - Ep 2: On the Job (Red to Yellow)/ Uninvited Circles Jumpers

    This episode aims to show an example of a mutual change in a relationship, form Red Stranger Circle to the Yellow Handshake Circle when there is a formal introduction by a trustworthy adult; to illustrate that both people understand they will cross an entire circle of boundary limits in touch, ta...

  • L2 - P2 - Ep 3: Becoming Friends (Red to Green Circle)

    This episode aims to show an example of a mutual change in a relationship from the Red Stranger circle to the Green Far Away Hug circle and even blurring the line between friends and family in the Blue Hug circle; to illustrate that an indirect and subtle exchange of signals is helpful in communi...

  • L2 - P2 - Ep 4: Becoming Sweethearts (Red to Blue Circle)

    This episode shows an example of a mutual change in a relationship, from the Red Stranger circle to the sweetheart spot in the Blue Hug circle. This part illustrates that because indirect and subtle signals can be interpreted in a number of ways, it is helpful to communicate directly when a misun...

  • L2 - P2 - Ep 5: Jumping Backwards (from Blue Circle to Less Close Circle)

    This episode shows an example of a relationship that is moving from an intimate Circle to a more distant one, jumping backwards. This illustrates that it is natural sometimes for relationships to take a backwards jump and become more distant and shows how dissatisfaction in a relationship can be ...

  • CirclesSA - Ep 1: Recognizing and Reacting to Exploitation

    Encourages your students to be assertive. Illustrates how to recognize and react to exploitation occurring in close relationships with dates, close friends, and relatives. Teaches students that they don’t have to participate in physical contact that does not feel good to them.

  • CirclesSA - Ep 2: Learning Appropriate Protective Behaviors

    Illustrates the potential for abuse from acquaintances and strangers. Students will learn to identify inappropriate behavior and initiate protective measures against unwanted advances and other forms of abusive behavior.