Getting to know you – Readilearn

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The beginning of the year is a great time for getting to know each other. Children will feel comfortable and friendly towards each other in a welcoming classroom environment that values and respects individuals; and in which appreciation for our diversity, as well as our commonality, is nurtured.

When children feel safe to be who they are, they are more accepting of others.

While it is important to establish a welcoming environment at the beginning of the school year, it is equally important to maintain the supportive environment throughout the year. It is not something we do to pretty the room and then forget about it. It is a part of who we are, and comes from a firm belief in the value of each individual, of community, of humanity, and of our world.

Source: Getting to know you – Readilearn

12 thoughts on “Getting to know you – Readilearn

  1. Sarah Brentyn

    Here’s the thing: I love that your “lessons” (plans, ideas…) can be used in a variety of situations. Think of this one. It’s great for children. But we could tweak it for older children, kids entering a new school, transitioning from elementary to secondary… And think of this in the workplace. How wonderful would that be?

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