A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students


This resource is a case study of a school in Nevada where a teacher-student-connection poster is used to make sure that at least one adult in the school knows every single student by name and has a connection with them. This practice should ideally be applied school-wide but if that is not possible, teachers can adapt this for their EP teams (or their own classrooms) by having a list of all the students and going through it as a team in the first month to make sure that no student flies under the radar.

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3:08 min video

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Connection to Equity

Even simple things like acknowledging a student by name can help improve student engagement by making them feel seen as a part of the school community. 

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Making Sure Each Child Is Known by Edutopia