Connecting With Students

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Connecting With Students

  1. 1. Connecting with Students By: Allen Mendler My Favorite Strategies By: Sarah Middleton
  2. 2. Strategies for Developing Personal Connections: <ul><li>Say “Good Morning” to every student that you see in the hall. (Pg. 23) </li></ul><ul><li>Send home birthday cards. (Pg. 24) </li></ul><ul><li>Do the “2 x 10” (Pg 25) </li></ul><ul><li>Offer notes of appreciation (Pg. 28) </li></ul><ul><li>Allow your students to “borrow” personal artifacts. (Pg 30) </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the cafeteria and eat lunch with a student that appears disconnected. (Pg 39) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Strategies for developing Academic Connections: <ul><li>Create a classroom photo album (Pg. 50) </li></ul><ul><li>Make mistakes (Pg. 50) </li></ul><ul><li>Display students work in the classroom (Pg. 52) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from them (Pg. 55) </li></ul><ul><li>Use email to communicate with students parents (Pg. 56) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer up to three questions each period that are irrelevant to the content, and invite students to see you when it is convenient for you to answer any others (Pg. 57) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Strategies for developing Social Connections: <ul><li>Play “Find someone who…. (Pg. 64) </li></ul><ul><li>Use “Think-pair-share” (Pg. 67) </li></ul><ul><li>Allow some time for “Wouldn’t it be great if…” reflections. (Pg. 75) </li></ul><ul><li>Hold occasional class meetings. (Pg. 77) </li></ul><ul><li>Break bread together. (Pg. 77) </li></ul><ul><li>Bury put-downs (Pg. 79) </li></ul>

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