No Series: Building Community in the Classroom

Building Community in the Classroom

Lesson Objective: Foster a positive classroom community in your classroom
All Grades / All Subjects / Community
1 MIN

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. How is Ms. Laurance's desire to build a community evident in her decisions?
  2. In what ways does creating a community of learners build self confidence and ownership?
  3. What strategies does Ms. Laurance use to build a community in her classroom?

22 Comments

  • Private message to Youna Kim

Ms. Laurance creates group activities for students to participate in. Making a community of learners builds self confidence by giving students a way to voice their opinions and have independent roles in the classroom. Ms. Laurance engages with each student individually by reinforcing each student with positive actions and comments. 

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  • Private message to Renee Kinzler

Ms. Laurence clearly feels strongly about building community in her classroom. She does community building activities and greets her students in the morning. This helpes learners build self confidence because they feel safe and welcome in the classroom. This allows them to feel comfortable taking ownership and being themselves. Ms. Laurence has a positive attitude and she projects that onto her students.

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  • Private message to Emily Hein
  1. How is Ms. Laurance's desire to build a community evident in her decisions? It is evident by her good morning greetings and community building activities. 
  2. In what ways does creating a community of learners build self confidence and ownership? This will give the students a responsibility to follow the rules for the better of the community.
  3. What strategies does Ms. Laurance use to build a community in her classroom? She made the students come up with expectations for the class. 
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  • Private message to Beatriz Jaimes

Ms. Laurance builds an effective and welcome commnunity in the classroom by giving daily shout-outs or compliments to her students, so they feel confident to participate in class. For example, she greets her students, and they feel welcome and safe in the classroom.

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  • Private message to Andrea Jones

Ms. Laurence allows her students to collaborate together for decisions involving their classroom. I enjoyed seeing her Turn and Talk method.  This builds a sense of ownership over the classroom. She makes the students feel that their ideas and opinions are valid and important.

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School Details

Washington Elementary School
2300 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Berkeley CA 94704
Population: 466

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Kimberly Laurance

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