How can teachers build community in their classrooms?
AVID trains educators to recognize the unique circumstances that each student brings to the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to spend time throughout the year intentionally building relationships with their students. They start with low-risk relationship-building activities that progress into deeper connections, allowing teachers to tap into the knowledge and experiences students bring to the classroom.
One of the first steps to building a classroom community is establishing a social norms contract with your students’ help. This activity walks students and teachers through the steps of creating and adhering to a social norms contract.
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