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In The Classroom

I feel that you have to start by Building Community in Your Classroom right from day one.
Classroom Rules/Expectations Develop your class rules/expectations with your students. Periodically review them.  Use it as a teaching lesson about amendments to the Constitution.  Use a similar process to add or change expectations or rules for your classroom.
One rule system: "No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety, or well being of another student."

Make sure you let your students know that they matter. My You Matter page and they can learn from their mistakes.  My Learning from Mistakes page

How do You Build School Community? Share Your Story | The Remind Blog


Teacher Tip

I would have students who had a question or problem either speak to me before class started or give me a note. I told them I had no idea what was going on in their lives or the difficulties they faced. Example if they had a death in their family, had to stay up late to baby-sit siblings, had a disagreement with another student.

10-Minute Community Builders  Teachable Moment

Class Meetings: Building a Classroom Community | A Fly on the Classroom Wall

Building a Learning Community in Your Classroom

Building Classroom Community
The Elementary Educator

Upper Elementary Community-Building Classroom Activities

Classroom Community Building
Teaching Tolerance

A Beautiful Beginning: 10+ Tips & Resources for Creating a Safe Classroom Environment

Goal 14: Build an Ideal Classroom Culture #30Goals | Teacher Reboot Camp

Fostering Relationships in the Classroom | Edutopia

About Responsive Classroom

Origins | Responsive Classroom Grades K-6 | About RC

My Morning Meetings Page

Motivating Students: A Responsive Classroom Culture

Education World Professional Development Center: Responsive Classroom: School-Wide Rules Creation

Restorative Classroom Circles

Education World: Compassion and Empathy: School Climate Essentials

My Community Helpers Page

Creating Class Rules: A Beginning to Creating Community - ReadWriteThink

Curriculum: Building a Working Community in the Classroom: One Teacher's Experience - Education World

A Community of Learners: Building a Supportive Learning Environment  Edutopia

Building Community in the Classroom

Creating a Culture for Learning in Classrooms: Tribes Learning Community

Ideas for Building Community in Our Classrooms and Schools
Wallwisher by Richard Lakin

Creating a Classroom Community Scholastic

Building a Culture of Success

7 Ways to Immediately Improve Classroom Culture

NEA - Building Relationships with Students

Building Positive Relationships

Building Strong Relationships With Parents | Scholastic

Five Practices for Building Positive Relationships With Students

Tips to Help Shy Students

ELTCommunity: How do you get your students to speak?

Onestopenglish | Methodology:
dealing with shy students

EverythingESL - a blog about teaching English Language Learners: English Language Learners and the Silent Period

Education World Professional Development Center: Classroom Problem Solver: Encouraging Class Participation

Teaching strategies for helping shy students become more confident to speak up - by EJ Young - Helium

Cultivating a Learning Environment: Six Suggestions