Classroom Team Building Activities

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Having a positive classroom culture is essential for student success. On this board you can find classroom team building activities to increase a positive classroom culture.

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Read about 5 activities to do during the first week of distance learning or remote learning. Establishing a strong classroom community is important for every back to school season and this year is no different. Learn about five teambuilding activities for upper elementary that your students will surely love!

Community Building Ideas For Distance Learning

Whether you are in a classroom or conducting distance learning community building is important to establish during the back to school season.

Have you been looking for ways to incorporate culture into your classroom? Children deserve to be provided with opportunities that highlight the diversity and beauty the world has to offer! Click to check out 10 unique ways your students can be a guest in other cultures. #MulticulturalClassroom #ClassroomCulture #TeachingCulture #ELL #ESL

10 Ways to Promote Culture in the Classroom

Are you looking for ways to incorporate culture in the classroom? Keep reading to check out 10 ways your students can be a guest in other cultures!

4 BOOKS TO HELP TEACHERS CREATE CULTURALLY RELEVANT CLASSROOMS

4 BOOKS TO HELP TEACHERS CREATE CULTURALLY RELEVANT CLASSROOMS

This year I wanted to learn more about education outside of the professional learning at my district and school. I wanted to learn more about being a teacher that supported students’ social and emotional needs. This led me to seek out more information on culturally relevant/responsive teaching. These books flow together perfectly and are great...

Distance learning can make it tricky to build community. But, it's not impossible. Here's how to connect with your students even if it's in a virtual classroom setting. #distancelearning #virtual #remote

Teaching Resources & Strategies for K-12

From the Flat Teacher Project to an interactive morning message, here are 4 ways to build classroom community for distance learners in Fall 2020.

Create a classroom culture where acceptance, inclusion, collaboration and teamwork are valued. Students need to rely on these important skills to complete these challenges. These are great not only for the beginning of the school year, but all year long.  Click through to purchase.

Foster a Positive Classroom Environment

Relationships are the most important aspect of teaching and learning. Team building helps build connections with teachers and peers and are fun!This resource provides 31 engaging activities to use with your class that help you build community. Students will work on communication, collaboration, and ...

Your job as a teacher is to make sure your classroom is a safe space.   We all have biases, but we should be aware of them and make sure we are not using our biases as weapons in the classroom.  All teachers should strive to have cultural relevant or cultural responsive classrooms. These books will help you make better decisions in the classroom.  #culturerelevantteaching #cultureresponsiveteaching #diverseclassrooms

4 BOOKS TO HELP TEACHERS CREATE CULTURALLY RELEVANT CLASSROOMS

This year I wanted to learn more about education outside of the professional learning at my district and school. I wanted to learn more about being a teacher that supported students’ social and emotional needs. This led me to seek out more information on culturally relevant/responsive teaching. These books flow together perfectly and are great...

Mastering Social Emotional Skills in Your Classroom

Why are social emotional skills so important in middle school?...because we need them as adults to be successful in our relationships everywhere we go...

Have you been looking for a way to incorporate morning meetings into your classroom routine? Or maybe you already do, but you’re looking for some ideas to spice it up! I’m filling you in on how I like to run morning meetings, exactly how it can look in your classroom, as well as different activities you can start implementing TODAY!

Morning Meetings Ideas & Activities - Teach Create Motivate

Do you consistently conduct a morning meeting in your classroom? There are so many benefits for your classroom community when you spend time each morning...

Keep your students calm and focused with these 20 mindfulness activities designed for distance learning and summer activities/work. Each activity includes a short description and directions that students can follow independently. The descriptions are editable on Google Slides so that you can customize this resource to fit your students' needs.

Elementary Mindfulness Activities - Social Emotional Learning

Keep your students calm and focused with these 20 mindfulness activities designed for distance learning, back to school, and Google Classroom. Each activity includes a short description and directions that students can follow independently. The descriptions are editable on Google Slides so that you ...

Kindness is a community service at school. Teach your students to spread kindness at school by building a classroom kindness kit! Make an impact on the culture of your school.  . . #kindnessintheclassroom #bekind #spreadkindnessatschool

The Blog - Check in with Mrs G

Do community service at school by teaching your students to spread kindess. Create a kindness kit for your classroom & make an impact.

4 Books to Help Teachers Create Culturally Relevant Classrooms

4 Books to Help Teachers Create Culturally Relevant Classrooms - Melissa Nikohl

This year I wanted to learn more about education outside of the professional learning at my district and school. I wanted to learn more about being a teacher that supported students’ social and emotional needs. This led me to seek out more information on culturally relevant/responsive teaching. These books flow together perfectly and are great...

Level up your students' collaboration skills! Learn how to train your students to become leaders and facilitators of collaborative discussions! Teach your students these effective cooperative learning strategies. #cooperativelearning #collaboration #activelistening #teacherblog #teacherblogs #collaborativeclassroom #collaborativelearning

Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

If you don’t already know by now, I am quite a fan of collaborative learning. Maybe fan isn’t quite the right term, obsessed may be more accurate? Either way, I am passionate about implementing collaborative learning into the fiber of my classroom and advocating for and equipping other teachers to use it in their classrooms as well. One of the things I love most about collaboration is that it brings the amount of talking students get to do in the classroom to an all time HIGH. Does…

4 BOOKS TO HELP TEACHERS CREATE CULTURALLY RELEVANT CLASSROOMS

4 BOOKS TO HELP TEACHERS CREATE CULTURALLY RELEVANT CLASSROOMS

This year I wanted to learn more about education outside of the professional learning at my district and school. I wanted to learn more about being a teacher that supported students’ social and emotional needs. This led me to seek out more information on culturally relevant/responsive teaching. These books flow together perfectly and are great...

Do you find it difficult to teach your students how to have collaborative conversations where they allow ONE person to talk at a time?  Do you struggle with, not only how do I teach my students how to have one person talking at a time, but also how do I reinforce it? Here are 5 tips that will help you train your students to be active listeners who become leaders and facilitators during collaboration. #collaboration #teamprojects #collaborativelearning #cooperativelearning…

Keys to Successful Collaboration in the Classroom

Collaboration. That infamous buzz word we hear echoing through the hallways, in the teacher seminars, professional development, blogosphere, Pinterest, it’s everywhere. And the one primary response most teachers give when presented with implementing collaboration in their classrooms, “That all sounds great, but it sounds like too much work.”

5 Steps to Teaching Mindfulness in the High School Classroom - Focus

Providing resources to assist teachers in creating a mindful classroom environment and Secondary ELA ideas.

Board games (used purposefully!) are on of my favorite quick and easy community building activities for elementary students.  Check out how I help students to build connections with peers outside of their regular social circles and make connections with new friends using purposeful playtime in second, third, and fourth grades.

Building Community with Board Games

A quick and easy idea to help build classroom community when students are being mean to each other. Great ways to use board games to help students to build connections outside of their regular social circles and learn more about their peers.