A Welcoming Space
A video presenting insights and strategies from preschool teachers.
Preschool teachers Joseph Braswell and Callie Weller discuss different ways to create a welcoming environment for their students. As you watch the video, think about how you might apply their ideas or specific strategies in your classroom. You might take notes as you watch.
If you’re with colleagues, discuss your thoughts together. Consider:
- What is one idea presented that you’d like to keep in mind as you go through the day in your classroom?
- How do you build a welcoming environment for children in your space? What did you see in the video that you’d like to try?
- How do the teachers observe, interpret, and comment on children’s behavior as they play and learn?
Just for Teachers: The Magic of Circle Time
Learning is all about relationships!
When children feel welcome and included, school can feel like a learning party that they’re invited to each and every day!
Learning is all about relationships… and relationships with teachers are special!
My Classroom Circle
Children can create their own unique circle canvas to share their favorite things with their classroom community... and see what they may have in common.
C is for...
Classroom communities care, collaborate, show compassion… and celebrate!
Sing-Along: Learning Party
Every day can be a celebration of learning. Keep the music going!
Cookie Monster at Circle Time
A storybook about circle time, classroom community, caring friends, and... COOKIES!