Respect.I truly believe that respect is the key to creating a caring classroom.I treat my students with respect. It’s that simple for me.Respect is reciprocal.I believe 100% that if you treat your students with respect they will in turn respect you.
The first day of school is prime time for beginning respect.Not only do I want my students to respect me, I want them to respect each other.The first couple of days for me consist of teambuilding and classbuilding activities.I don’t have “rules” in my classroom, I have expectations.When we do teambuilding and classbuilding activities, my students know that I expect them to treat each other with respect.They are expected to include EVERYONE.This mindset works for me and for my students.
Find a Buddy Who Back to School Bingo is a classbuilding activity that I do on the first day of school.From day one my students are interacting with each other and EVERYONE is included.
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