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This Pinterest board is a place to find links to blog posts, websites, and resources to foster a warm, caring classroom. Many resources deal with classroom management because excellent management is at the heart of creating a caring classroom. Others deal with cooperative learning, diversity, respect for others, teaching children to be good citizens, and so on.

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More important than you fourth grade classroom setup -- do your upper elementary students feel safe with you? Learn how this free social emotional learning can change the way your elementary classsroom runs from the first day. Before you worry about activites, worksheets or lesson plans, make sure your 4th grade kids feel loved. See if you check all the boxes. Plus get free parent and kid questionnaires for distance learning! #art #classroom Classroom Setup, Art Classroom, Classroom Organization, Growth Mindset Activities, Social Emotional Learning, Morning Messages, Upper Elementary, Fourth Grade, Teacher Resources

7 Ways Great Teachers Help Kids Feel Safe

Are kids feeling safe in your classroom? Find out if their social emotional needs are being met. We bet you haven't tried the seventh way!

Grab this free monthly calendar for the 2020-2021 school year from Laura Candler's Teaching Resources! Behavior Calendar, Homework Calendar, Homework Planner, Homework Organization, Printable Calendar Pages, Free Calendar, Preschool Calendar, Instructional Planning, Calendar 2019 And 2020

Free School Year Calendar 2020-2021

Grab this free monthly calendar for the 2020-2021 school year from Laura Candler's Teaching Resources!

Check out this list of the BEST picture books for teaching students about a SENSE OF BELONGING. These read alouds can be used for quick and easy Morning Meetings or back to school discussion. Creating a sense of belonging in our classrooms is so important at the beginning of the year. Enhance your social-emotional lessons or a responsive classroom approach to morning meetings. A FREE Belonging teaching unit is also included! #tarheelstateteacher Elementary Teaching, Upper Elementary, Teaching Kids, Teaching Resources, Teacher Blogs, New Teachers, Teacher Hacks, Reading Motivation, Morning Meetings

Picture Books about Belonging (Perfect for Morning Meeting Read Alouds) — Tarheelstate Teacher

Are you hoping to create a sense of belonging for your students this year? Are you keenly aware that now, more than ever, it’s important to strengthen our students’ sense of community? Creating a sense of belonging in our classrooms and establishing the expectation that students will extend a sense

Teaching virtually? It can be difficult to build relationships with students through a computer screen. Check out my five suggestions for building student relationships remotely. Engage In Learning, Learning Resources, Teacher Hacks, Best Teacher, Classroom Community, Virtual Community, Community Building, Teacher And Student Relationship, Teaching Procedures

5 Tips for Building Student Relationships Remotely

Building student relationships is critical every year. It may look different this year in a remote environment but it is still just as important!

Are you starting the school year with distance learning? How do you effectively build community in an online environment? Here are 8 ideas to build community virtually. Use these ice-breakers to get to know your students at a distance during this back-to-school season. Even if you're in the classroom, these digital icebreakers will help you keep your distance and still have fun! Middle School Icebreakers, First Day Of School Activities, Teaching Technology, Student Learning, Learning Resources, Teaching Tools, Teaching Science, Get To Know You Activities, Beginning Of School

Virtual Icebreakers – Back-to-School with Distance Learning

Virtual learning is not something we all thought would be happening, but it is new, real, and happening now! As summer is slowly coming to an end, it’s time to revamp some of our icebreakers for the beginning of school to make them ready for a virtual environment! 8 Virtual Ice Breaks for a Digital Back-to-School The icebreakers may look a little different, but they are even more important to build that human connection and community. It is definitely true that students learn better when…

Every teacher knows to have high expectations and develop relationships with kids. But I think the key is in your demeanor. How do you communicate expectations and care for your students through tone, facial expressions, and body language? Classroom Management Styles, Behavior Management Strategies, Teaching Procedures, Classroom Procedures, Teaching Style, Teaching Tips, Building Classroom Community, Classroom Routines, Back To School Hacks

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Corkboard Connections: What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - Great insights and a freebie from Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy. This is hard to see on my tiny screen. Pinning to view later. Parents As Teachers, New Teachers, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Beginning Of The School Year, First Day Of School, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher ... and it's not what you might think! Read this terrific post by Jennifer Gonzalez to find out what really matters to parents. Be sure to download her free "deep data" chart for organizing your student data!

Every year that I walk into a classroom, I have the same goal: build our class into warm, welcoming community that functions like a great, big extended family. We build classroom traditions and routine that help us to achieve this community, and it has worked year after year! Here are some of my favorite tried and true activities to help build community in an upper elementary (third, fourth, fifth) grade classroom. 3rd Grade Reading, Third Grade Math, Fifth Grade, Second Grade, Student Behavior, Student Teaching, Teaching Kids, Elementary Teacher, Upper Elementary

Incorporating Classroom Traditions to Build Classroom Community

Every year that I walk into a classroom, I have the same goal: build our class into warm, welcoming community that functions like a great, b...

Start the school year off strong with a FREE classroom community building morning meeting lesson focused on creating a sense of belonging. Created for upper elementary students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, this first week of school lesson plan includes a fun community building read aloud and activities, discussion questions, student journal pages, quotes, bulletin board printables, and more! Download your FREE character education minilesson for back to school now! #tarheelstateteacher Free Teaching Resources, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Elementary Teaching, Upper Elementary, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Hacks, Classroom Activities, Classroom Organization

Creating a Sense of Belonging: Setting the Foundation for an Inclusive Classroom Community — Tarheelstate Teacher

We all know that the beginning of the year is THE time to establish your expectations for your classroom community and how you want students to behave in your classroom environment. Today, I’m sharing the lessons and activities I use to introduce the concept of “a sense of belonging” to my students.

Do your students know how to have a REAL conversation in which they listen to others and connect their ideas? This post has some concrete strategies you can teach your kids to make that happen! Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary School Counseling, School Resources, Teaching Resources, Elementary Teaching, Elementary Schools, Leadership Activities, Physical Education Games, Group Activities

Teaching Kids How to Have REAL Discussions

Do your students know how to have a REAL conversation in which they listen to others and connect their ideas? This post has some concrete strategies you can teach your kids to make that happen!

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Team Stop Signs Help Kids Stop and Refocus

Team Stop Signs make it easy to stop disruptions and help your students refocus during cooperative learning lessons. Visit Laura Candler's blog to download this Team Stop Signs freebie and learn how to implement the Stop & Refocus strategy.

Best classroom management tool ever! This free Behavior Reflections graphic organizer from Laura Candler is a great way to teach kids to accept responsibility for their choices. Library Lesson Plans, Library Lessons, Marketing Strategies, Marketing Plan, Business Marketing, Content Marketing, Internet Marketing, Digital Marketing, Behavior Interventionist

Teaching Kids to Accept Responsibility for their Choices

Best classroom management tool ever! This free Behavior Reflections graphic organizer from Laura Candler is a great way to teach kids to accept responsibility for their choices.

Teaching Classroom Procedures in Elementary School Classroom Routines And Procedures, Classroom Rules, School Classroom, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management, Classroom Ideas, Future Classroom, Classroom Behavior, Classroom Environment

Explicitly outlining classroom procedures will help you communicate expectations with students and m

Good classroom management hinges on having thought out classroom procedures that both you and your students know how to execute without thinking about them. Having classroom procedures that your students have internalized how to do makes your teaching so much easier and enjoyable. What are Classroom Procedures? Classroom procedures are the routines and actions in the classroom that you and your students do on a daily or weekly basis. Explicitly outlining classroom procedures will help…

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Social Emotional Learning Activity to Build Relationships with Your Students

Build classroom community with your grade 4 5 6 7 students using this social emotional anti bullying activity that will empower students to identify what hurts their feelings and have students see that words hurt the most. This activity will create a kinder, thoughtful classroom environment.

Simple relaxation techniques and breathing exercises for kids. These calming activities are perfect for anxiety and stress as well as anger management, and help teach healthy coping skills so kids can calm down on their own when big emotions strike. Calming Activities, Art Therapy Activities, Wellness Activities, Group Activities, Play Therapy, Cbt Therapy, Mindfulness For Kids, Mindfulness Activities, Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Activities for Kids: 17 Ways to Raise Mindful Children

17 simple and fun mindfulness activities for kids that help children learn how focus on classroom assignments, calm down and manage feelings of anxiety, exercise proper anger management, and regulate their emotions.

Building strong relationships with students is all about saying - I see you. We want every students connected to and invested in our schools. Marketing Strategies, Marketing Plan, Business Marketing, Content Marketing, Internet Marketing, Digital Marketing, Relationship Building, Strong Relationship, Relationships

Building Strong Relationships with Students - The Brown Bag Teacher

Building strong relationships with students is all about saying - I see you. You matter. We want every students connected to and invested in our schools.