CLASSROOM BELONGING

When a classroom environment encourages a sense of community, fosters mutual support among peers, and affirms students’ diverse identities, students are more likely to feel safe, which allows them to fully engage and succeed in school.

INTRODUCTION

Introduction to Classroom Belonging

CHAPTER 1: FACILITATE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN STUDENTS

Creating a community of learners where students learn from and support each other is critical to student engagement and growth.

CHAPTER 2: LEARN ABOUT AND AFFIRM STUDENTS AS INDIVIDUALS

Learning about your students and affirming who they are as people foster meaningful student-teacher relationships.

CHAPTER 3: ESTABLISH AN IDENTITY-SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Creating safe space for students in the classroom where they can be their whole, true selves and feel comfortable sharing and learning is integral to an equitable learning environment.