Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am PDT
This workshop presents a framework for creating a classroom community which honours and supports all students by:
- creating common understandings through norms & a classroom agreement,
- introducing social justice, beginning with a guided exploration into the significance of names, and
- exploring equity through an examination of outside recess.
Participants will increase their understanding of these foundational elements of SEL in the primary classroom so they can start applying it on Monday morning. This workshop provides practical possibilities to begin a journey towards a truly inclusive community.
Participants will receive four lesson plans and supporting materials which are part of a new program called “reConnect, reCharge and Regulate” written by the facilitators, based on best practice and designed for the BC curriculum. These important lessons are the first part of this program which also covers mindfulness, regulation and sustaining an inclusive classroom.