Making a Classroom Community using SEL


Making a Classroom Community Using SEL

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Overview and Purpose

Making a Classroom Community using SEL in the Elementary Grades

When your classroom feels like a strong community it can allow your students to feel more inclined to learning. When they are in a community they are not as afraid to answer questions even if they are wrong. Using these multiple SEL lessons can really help you build your classroom community to exactly what you and your students need for the school year.

Feel free to orangize the units however works best for your classroom. Make this your own to create the classroom community you need for your students and yourself.

Needs Assessment

What is the purpose of these activities? This course will give additional social emotional lessons that will give your students the tools to create an inclusive classroom community. Having an opportunity to use this course in your classroom can allow you to have a great classroom community to last you the entire school year. It will create great bonds with one another where they all are willing to share and participate within your classroom.

Who are your learners? Your elementary classroom students will appreciate this new classroom community. If the participant realizes there is something within their classroom that is not working you can put this into place to allow the class to become a community. As time goes by you may have to add more lessons that will allow you to continue building this community.

Performance-Based Objectives

Throughout this course participants will be able to...

  • Create a classroom community.
  • Have students participate in participants classroom.
  • Participants and students will have respect for one another.

Course Units

This course includes these following units. You can click on the title of the unit to go to its page.

Unit 1: Communication Throughout this unit participants will work with their student to work on communication. Participants will use lessons to teach verbal and nonverbal cues, eye contact, verbal skills, and active listening.

Unit 2: Respect Participants will show what respect looks and sounds like, what does it mean, and how can we show respect?

Unit 3: Kindness Participants will show their students how to show kindness inside and outside the classroom. Participants will implement new activities into their routine.

Unit 4: Community Participants will show their students how to communicate with their classmates in a safe setting.

Course Complete