Why relationship building matters!
Strong one-to-one bonds are needed if you want your students to learn from you. Whether you are a parent or a teacher, if your kiddo does not trust you, remembering to do that thing you always talk about will go in one ear and out the other.
Taking the time out to create meaningful bonds benefit all children, building critical skills like self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and an openness to teamwork and cooperation.
Some simple practices you can start using today:
1. Greeting them when they come into the classroom
A simple high five or fist bump goes a long way
2. Acknowledge their efforts no matter how small
“I really appreciate you sharing your pencil.”
3. Reflection questions
What was challenging/easy about that?
4. Mindful activities (before, during, after) lessons
Mindful moments together
Sometimes when you are in the classroom with 30 students and little support, emails like this may seem challenging. I get it. Know that you are not alone.
START WHERE YOU ARE. Small, Simple and Easy!
If you need support, ideas or a space to vent- feel free to slid in my inbox. Relationships, right? I am all about it, let’s chat