The Talking Circle as known as Sharing Circle, when used as part of classroom instruction provides a safe environment where students can express their point of view with others. In a Talking Circle, each students is equal, and each student belongs. Students learn to listen and respect the views of others. Any object such as a rock or stick can be used at the talking stick. The students holding the talking stick, and only that students, is designated as having the right to share while the other students listen quietly and respectfully.