During this talk, I mentioned #teachingsmall. This is a way to connect to your students in small ways such as saying good morning at carpool, asking about interests, attending students' sports/events, etc. Read more:
What is teaching small? #teachsmall celebrates all the small things- high fives, messages, enouragement. It is taking time to make a connection with your students. It is involving students in the choice of how they want to learn and then show that learning. It is showing students you care about them as a person. How do you #teachsmall?
- What are some examples of the ways you make connections with your students?
- What is your process for developing classroom rules and procedures?
- How do you address inappropriate behavior?
- How do you encourage students to celebrate other students' success?