Show 81: Summer PD Series 8, Building a Successful Classroom Culture

Ken EhrmannpowerED Up Podcast

We have the special honor of adding to additional guest co-hosts two this show, Mike Creed and Lee Carlson.  They are both masters of developing positive relationships and classroom communities.  Mike has experience with teaching students K-5 and Lee has experience teaching middle school and high school. The insight they offer is incredible, and amazingly correlates between secondary and elementary.  … Read More

Creating Communities Where Every Child Feels a Sense of Belonging with Michelle Goldshlag

Lindsay LyonsTime for Teachership Podcast

 School culture is affected by anyone who is connected to your school, this means administrators, teachers, students, other faculty, and families. ⁠ ⁠ If you want a culture that reflects belonging, Michelle emphasizes the importance of listening, leaning into discomfort and being equitable in who has power to effect change. ⁠ ⁠ Learn more about creating thriving communities and … Read More

5 Tips for Building Classroom Community

Allie SzczecinskiBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Challenging classroom behavior is often why teachers feel burned out. Building a strong classroom community is a proactive strategy to support positive behavior. Some strategies to build community include morning meetings, closing circles, mindfulness, and more! I was a special education teacher for 10 years and have been in the field for 12. The classroom community is my bread … Read More

The Case for Kids Over Content

Megan BaldufBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: For far too long, the scales of education tipped in favor of content over kids. It’s time we tip it back; relationships make the case for kids over content. Smiles and Frowns is an activity you can implement in your class to give each student a chance to share their voice every single day. During Smiles and Frowns, the … Read More