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Classroom community

Discover effective strategies to foster a strong classroom community. Create a supportive and inclusive environment where students feel valued and connected, leading to a positive learning experience.
Classroom Community Building Activities, Community Activities, Classroom Activities, Classroom Organization, Teen Activities, Meeting Activities, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Behavior, School Classroom

One thing that I never did much of until this year was focus on building a strong classroom community. I felt like I had good relationships with my students, but I realized I wasn’t very good at fostering my students’ relationships with their peers. How important that is! If students aren’t valuing and respecting each other, then it can be really hard to get much accomplished during the day. So this year, after learning more about Responsive Classroom and building classroom community, I…

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Jackie Loertscher
A great blog of secondary English teachers helping you find great ideas to enhance your classroom! Ela Classroom, Middle School Classroom, English Classroom, Classroom Behavior, Classroom Activities, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management, English Teachers, Classroom Ideas

By Presto Plans With the pressure for secondary teachers to meet curriculum expectations in such a limited time, building a classroom community can sometimes be put on the back burner. What many teachers don’t realize is that by intentionally taking time to build a positive community in your classroom, you can ease the challenges of classroom management, improve student attitude toward learning, and create an environment where students feel welcomed and supported. Below are my 5 favorite…

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Lindsay Arnold Eastridge
With Thanksgiving heading our way, I love to do things to remind my kids of the many blessings we have. There is so much in our lives to be thankful for. I created this little Gratitude Game to play with them, and we have been having loads of fun with it! What is The Gratitude … Thinking Day, Positive Thinking, Social Thinking, Yoga For Kids, Thanksgiving Gratitude, Thanksgiving Sunday School Lesson, Thanksgiving Fun, Thanksgiving Classroom Activities, Bible Activities For Kids

With Thanksgiving heading our way, I love to do things to remind my kids of the many blessings we have. There is so much in our lives to be thankful for. I created this little Gratitude Game to play with them, and we have been having loads of fun with it! What is The Gratitude …

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Dariela Cruz - Mami Talks
How to use discussion starters or discussion cards to have meaningful classroom conversations, teach listening and speaking skills, and create a strong classroom community. 4th Grade Classroom, Classroom Behavior, Kindergarten Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Primary Classroom, Classroom Procedures, Classroom Design, Future Classroom, Classroom Organization

My students love to talk. #chattiestclassever But I don’t want them to just be talkers. I want them to be thinkers too. And, I want them to be able to support what they’re thinking with reasons. That’s when I started using discussion starters. Keep reading to find out how you can try discussion starters FREE. ... Read more

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Alexis Trumpey
Middle School Ela, Middle School English, Beginning Of The School Year, High School First Day, Middle School Classroom, Teaching High School, School Teacher, Classroom Banner, Classroom Ideas

I dropped the boring syllabus and classroom policy review years ago. Let's admit it: kids block out half of the blah, blah, blah on day one. Your syllabus is best learned through doing. Sprinkle the important stuff throughout the first weeks. Introduce homework policies when kids do homework for the first time, and they'll better remember it anyway. Instead of syllabus and policy review, I spend the first days of school engaging my students in building THEIR classroom community. I am a part…

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Angela Keller