Guide

Building a Classroom Community: Creating an Environment for Connection and Learning

This back-to-school resource contains activities and routines to help you create a sense of community, build relationships, and nurture students’ social-emotional needs.
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This resource is intended for educators in the United Kingdom.

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Guide

Language

English — UK
  • Culture & Identity
  • Equity & Inclusion

This PDF is designed to help you lay a foundation of community and care as you welcome students into the classroom, whether it is at the start of an academic year, of a new term, or at the beginning of a relationship with a new class. It contains a range of activities, reflection questions and routines that will help you build a classroom community and ground student-teacher relationships in trust, connection, and understanding.

This resource is divided into the following sections, and contains exercises that can be used both in-person and remotely:

  1. Prepare to Welcome Your Students Back to School
  2. Activities for Building Classroom Community
  3. Establishing Opening and Closing Routines
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Building a Classroom Community: Creating an Environment for Connection and Learning

Date of Publication: August 2021

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