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. Check out Presto Plans' 5 favorite ways to build classroom community on The Secondary English Coffee Shop blog!

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. Check out Pr

Building a classroom community is SO important!  Student have to learn very early on that they will need to work together and depend on their classmates to be successful.  But how do you instill them with that sense of community?  Check out these great id

Building a classroom community is SO important! Student have to learn very early on that they will need to work together and depend on their classmates to be successful. But how do you instill them with that sense of community? Check out these great id

Classroom Management through Community Building - this really works!

Great ideas to help build classroom community and build a safe environment for everyone to feel comfortable participating.

Friendship Friday! I work on community building ALL year and want my students to appreciate each other, especially at this time of year.

There is nothing I love more than encouraging people, and I plan to have my students encourage each other all the time. Friendship Friday (of even Family Friday) would build the community and connectedness in the classroom.

Classroom community building activities to make every classroom more compassionate, caring, and inclusive!

Classroom Community Building

Building Up Classroom Classroom community building activities to make every classroom more compassionate, caring, and inclusive!

Listening -  Even though this says "listening game for adults", I think it would be great for the elementary classroom as well. It gives students the opportunity to strengthen listening skills as well as cooperation skills, plus it would be fun!

Fun and Engaging Listening Games for Adults

Listening - Even though this says "listening game for adults", I think it would be great for the elementary classroom as well. It gives students the opportunity to strengthen listening skills as well as cooperation skills, plus it would be fun!

Guess Who? Cards are a simple time-filler activity for those times that you need to fill about 5 minutes before recess or lunch, or the end of the day. This activity also strengthens sense of belonging and community in the classroom. See this blog post for a brief explanation of how you can get started in your classroom.

Guess Who? Cards are a simple time-filler activity. This activity also strengthens sense of belonging and community in the classroom.

Morning Meeting Questions

Morning Meeting Questions

Morning Meeting Questions: Practice randomly-selected conversation questions each day, used as the "key to get into the classroom".

Getting to Know You Jar- A Back to School Activity.

Getting to Know You Jar- A Back to School Community Building Activity

Kindness and friendship corn dog craft to use while teaching with Kid President videos. A must-read for ideas if you're not already teaching with these gems! So many ways to address literacy and writing standards plus promote kindness and community building. Check out these 10 Reasons You Should Be Teaching with Kid President Videos and I think you’ll agree!.

10 Reasons You Should Be Teaching With Kid President Videos

Kindness and friendship corn dog craft to use while teaching with Kid President videos. So many ways to address literacy and writing standards plus promote kindness and community buildi

85 Favorite Community Building Activities, Games, and Songs for Morning Meeting! Inspired by Responsive Classroom | Classroom Community

Morning Meeting Activities & Games

85 Favorite Community Building Activities, Games, and Songs for Morning Meeting! Inspired by Responsive Classroom

Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!

Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community! Love this!

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