Communities are based on trust and respect. Here are some ideas of building a learning community right from the beginning of school. This is a culture shift for many.
A few tips for the first days of school including:
- meet and greet each student at the door with a smile and a handshake.
- invite everyone to contribute to the class rules — include some off the wall, funny rules.
- use an icebreaker or have them tell a story so everyone has a voice the first few days.
How would you build a community of learners where there is trust and respect?