Building Community in the Classroom

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Nathalie Hrizi

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Anon. Unknown. Edina Public Schools. Unknown. 29 September 2007.


Classroom management is one of the most difficult challenges for beginning teachers. New teachers confront so many challenges: gigantic teachers' manuals that are often unintelligible, expectations they don't know about until its too late, meeting 20 to 30 new young people with differing educational and social needs and so on and so on.

Here is a list of web resources to help teachers address the needs of building a classroom community.

Classroom Meetings
    •National Education Association
Article promoting and describing the idea of clasroom meetings
    •Teacher Vision
Information about classroom meetings
Classroom/School Programs
    •Caring Schools Community
Program for schools to use to build community and institute effective classroom management.
Program designed for classrooms and whole schools to build community and enhance student-teacher growth
    •Building the Classroom Community
Introduces and promotes literature about building classroom commmunity
    •Class Meetings
Another program for the classroom that focuses on class meetings as a learning and classroom management tool.
    •Read Write Think
Lesson plan for using poetry to build classroom interactions at the beginning of the school year

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