There are many things to consider about your room as a classroom community. Here are some tips to build a strong classroom community for the beginning of the year. Make Your Classroom Community Inviting Your classroom does NOT need to be “Pinterest-worthy” for your students to feel welcome. But if you want to deck your
Emotion drives attention, attention drives learning”-Tim Shriver, co-founder and board chair of CASEL The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social emotional learning (SEL). “The process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and
At the start of school, you have a classroom full of nervous, shy, and excited little faces looking at you and each other. It’s important to build a classroom community and make relationships at the beginning of the year. Here are five icebreaker games for kids you can play on the first day of school.
One Christmas, my husband Eric bought me a Q Ball for my classroom. We had just seen the Q Ball on Shark Tank, and I was excited to see if it was something that I could use to build my classroom community. Like anything else, I wasn’t sure if it was worth the cost. But