As teachers, we want to create a safe space for our students where they feel comfortable being themselves and advocating for their needs.
So, we do our best to treat our students with kindness and compassion.
However, conflicts between our students, or worse, bullying can create a classroom atmosphere that goes against our values.
But how do we ensure that our students are treating each other well and contributing to the caring classroom culture we want to create?
By deliberately giving our students the opportunities to practice kindness and compassion and build on these skills over time.
Just like anything else we teach in the classroom, structure, routine and repetition are keys to success.
So, in this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re going to teach you how to systematically teach the skills of kindness and compassion so that you can meet your goal of creating a positive classroom culture for both you and your students.