Andy McCranie

Strategy: Develop Classroom Agreements with Learners

Inclusive & Equitable Learning Strategy: Develop Classroom Agreements with Learners NOTE: This strategy is part of the self-paced Nurture a Meaningful Learning Community Course In contrast to the teacher presenting the rules to learners, a collaborative agreement can be created with learners, allowing them to shape their learning community together. Learners feel bought-in because they played a central part in the creation of the agreements. When they see their needs and hopes reflected in the agreements they are much more likely to uphold and honor them. This is often done through treatment agreements or classroom constitutions in elementary ...

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Strategy: Do quick and fun check-ins regularly

Inclusive & Equitable Learning Strategy: Do Quick and Fun Check-Ins Regularly NOTE: This strategy is part of the self-paced Nurture a Meaning Learning Community CourseGetting to know learners and building relationships can take time but dedicating a little bit of time each day or throughout the day through a variety of small routines and activities can go a long way. Check-in questions can range from silly prompts such as “would you rather?” to asking students to tell stories and share something deeper about themselves. Bright Spots Gain inspiration from authentic examples of this strategy shared by teachers who ...

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