The selection of a facilitator is
one of the most important decisions in setting up a successful Teaching
Circle. The individual who accepts this
role should take care of meeting logistics including setting the next meeting
day, time, and place; sending out reminders at least one day ahead and remind
the members of the focus of the meeting; and sending reports at
the end of the year to the appropriate co-director(s).
Another important role for a member is to act as a moderator or
discussion leader. This is someone who
will tactfully keep the meeting on task but who will allow each person in the
group to participate in the discussion.
Once these two are identified, divide up other tasks that may be needed
to keep the group functioning, such as someone to find literature or other
resources the group needs and someone to take notes of the teaching circle
meeting to help when the group’s final report is submitted.