Building Community in the Classroom

S. Evelyn Cimesa | February 11, 2016 | Social and Emotional Learning

 

For young children, the classroom is a second home. They spend up to 30 hours a week in this space with peers and teachers, and have access to a plethora of learning resources, art supplies, games, and toys.

Every child brings something new to the table: they’ve all had different life experiences that have shaped who they are, and they have learned a variety of life lessons. They each have their own unique sense of identity.

The ideal classroom is a space where each child feels supported, nurtured, and safe both individually and as a collective. You want to celebrate their differences while creating a sense of community within the classroom.

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