Building a positive community in your classroom is so important at the beginning of the school year.  Read how to get off to a positive start.

Building a positive community in your classroom is so important at the beginning of the school year. Read how to get off to a positive start. I like the sparkle idea but I might change the words a bit.

Spread love and kindness across your whole school community. Challenge your students (and staff) to commit to at least one Random Act of Kindness. Use this activity and powerpoint bundle to inspire, challenge and show them how they can make a difference in your community... and decorate your classroom or school in the process. 90 Pages in total  #RAK #randomactofkindness #

Random Act of Kindness Activity Bundle with Printables Powerpoint and QR Codes

Spread love and kindness across your whole school community. Challenge your students (and staff) to commit to at least one Random Act of Kindness. Use this activity and powerpoint bundle to inspire, challenge and show them how they can make a difference i

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood (2013) Implementing restorative practices in schools: a practical guide to transforming school communities (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Implementing restorative practice in schools : a practical guide to transforming school communities / [Book] Margaret Thorsborne and Peta.

Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood (2013) Implementing restorative practices in schools: a practical guide to transforming school communities (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood Implementing restorative practices in schools: a practical guide to transforming school communities (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Building a Positive Classroom Community with a Student Photo Wall. Perfect for a back to school bulletin board!

Building a Classroom Community with a Student Photo Wall

Building a Classroom Community with a Student Photo Wall - Lessons With Laughter Ideas for modifying this for first grade in the comments. Could fit into 7 Habits, Responsive Classroom, rule making process, hopes and dreams, etc.

Do you want to cultivate happiness throughout your school community? Begin a gratitude project of your own, by reading about everything you need to get started. It includes a link to a free download.

Cultivating Kindness...School-wide!

Darlene Anne / middle school ELA teacher & resource designer / Sharing reading & writing workshop ideas, classroom management strategies & tech tips

Getting Started with Proactive Restorative Circles - Restorative Practices / Justice for Classrooms - 5 Steps - Easy - Back to School - Community Meeting Circle Infographic

Guide to help teachers & counselors begin to facilitate proactive restorative circles. Supports restorative justice in schools & contains an infographic.

5 Ways To Build Classroom Community in the Upper Grades - BlairTurner.com

5 Ways To Build Classroom Community in the Upper Grades

Ice-Breaker Challenge - for kids, for adults, for anyone! Free printables in the post, including a blank challenge page to create your own.

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