Component 2A: Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
Share Passion with Students
Model a passion for learning by showing interest in, and getting to know your students.
Caring and Control: A Safe and Positive Classroom
Maximize student engagement through classroom culture and procedures.
Video Playlist: 6 Ways to Build Relationships with Students
In these videos, you will find tips to help build authentic relationships with your students and define your classroom culture.
Collaboration vs. Cooperative Learning
As you watch this teacher facilitate peer-to-peer learning consider:
Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management
Dialogue circles are gatherings in which all participants sit in a circle facing each other to facilitate open, direct communication. Dialogue circles provide a safe, supportive space where all school community members can talk about sensitive topics, work through differences, and build consensus.
Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning
This short video highlights the importance of working on the following skills in the classroom: Self-Awareness; Self-Management; Social Awareness; Relationship Skills; and Responsible Decision-Making. In addition, the page contains links to additional articles and videos that go deeper into the five keys areas.
Tribes: Agreements for Learning Together
Watch a high school teacher talk about the four agreements for interactive, cooperative learning in his classroom. He desires to engage students socially, intellectually, and emotionally.