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AM Workshop @ BCTF New Teacher’s Conference
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PDT
Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom
This workshop introduces a pathway to a classroom community which honours and supports all students by:
1. creating common understandings through norms and a classroom agreement,
2. introducing social justice, beginning with a guided exploration into the significance of names and
3. exploring equity through an examination of outside recess.
Participants will increase their understanding of these foundational elements of SEL in the primary classroom and be able to 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 community.
This workshop was very well attended (196 participants) and received at the Primary Teachers Conference in October 2021. Attendees were very excited to receive the lesson plans and resources for free. We hope to reach new teachers who might have missed it. We feel like we can make the biggest impact on education by reaching new teachers and this is why we are happy to share our lessons and experience with them.