Welcome Back!!! I hope everyone enjoyed a well deserved break with family and friends. As educators return after a long break it is always good to review our intentional plans for sustaining a positive learning environment.
“A quality teacher-student relationship means more than the combined power of all teaching and discipline techniques known to humankind.”
Love and logic Teacher-ism
I love this quote! Establishing positive relationships with your students, while creating an atmosphere where children have positive relationships with each other, will truly benefit any classroom, family, or community. Quality teacher-student and student-student relationships will support and increase a positive community where children want to thrive. It also makes everyone’s experience more enjoyable!
As we move into the final months of the school year it is important to re-establish classroom expectations and learning missions that will empower students to be their best during warmer months.
The best managed classrooms and positive learning environments do not happen by accident. Talented educators are intentional in their planning. Children, in general, will exhibit some type of minor or major behavior challenge during their childhood. The key is to keep minor behaviors just that… minor. As a teacher, administrator, and parent I have experienced a variety of behavior challenges that can be supported with simple Tier 1 redirection and distraction techniques. Below are two posts that highlight the importance of intentional planning surrounding relationships and distraction, time, and Love and Logic techniques to support learning. Check them out if you are looking for additional strategies.
Before implementing behavior strategies it is important to solidify positive relationships. Check out a few of my favorite relationship building techniques below:
Now that relationships are established, distractions techniques have a better chance of being successful. Check out these techniques that will support learning.
I hope you find this helpful. I appreciate everything you do each day to sustain a welcoming environment at our schools and in your classrooms! Teachers are great!!!!
I will leave you with this Love and Logic Quote:
Rules provided without relationship result in rebellion.
Consequences given without relationship lead to resentment.
Rewards without relationship feel like bribes.
Love and Logic Teacher-isms
Enjoy teaching and learning!