National Educators for Restorative Practices


GTKY Circles

“Getting To Know You” (GTKY) circles are a proactive way to build relationships in your classroom.

The purpose of a GTKY circle is for the classroom community to get to know each other while having fun. 

Example (shallow) GTKY Questions:

  • Name something that always makes you laugh.
  • Describe yourself in one word.
  • What famous celebrity would you compare yourself to?
  • What snack takes your money at the vending machine?
  • What is your favorite song?
  • What would you buy if you had a 100.00?
  • If you had to eat the same thing everyday what would it be?
  • If your life was a movie what actor/actress would play you?


Teacher Resources:

Stephen Murray