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Building a Strong Classroom Community + FREEBIE! - Kayla Bernardez

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…

How I build a Classroom Community on Day One (and you can, too!)

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…

Teach kids empathy and compassion through mindful, fun lessons, discussions, and activities that build social awareness and community. #empathy #kindness #teacherfreebie #classroommanagement #socialresponsibility #socialemotionallearning

Teach kids empathy and compassion through mindful, fun lessons, discussions, and activities that build social awareness and community.

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Incorporating movement is an important part of developing engaging instruction. With meaningful, deliberate, and structured movement, students can benefit from spatial recall, collaboration, and development of their speaking and listening skills. Some of my favorite opportunities for meaningful motion in the classroom are essential to student engagement, to pairing movement with content, and to developing classroom community. With these strategies, teachers will have creative, fun lessons!
Building your classroom community at the beginning of the school year is such a crucial part of creating a welcoming environment for your elementary students! In this blog post, I’m sharing my favorite ideas, tips, and resources for how you can start creating your classroom community, which also happens to support social emotional learning as well!
Start of Class Routine
Building a classroom community isn’t hard if you take the time at the beginning of the year. Get to know each other and let students learn how to work together and communicate. These small steps go a long way toward building a community.