Component 2a. Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
Component 2d. Managing Student Behavior
Classroom Meetings (4th Grade)
I hosted daily classroom meetings during my student teaching placement to increase problem solving skills and to form a sense of community in the classroom. These meetings took place every school day from 9:00 to 9:15 a.m. An important aspect of these meetings was the morning message. The morning messages focused on what the students would be learning during the day, and always included something that would activate the students' brains or something that would lead to a classroom discussion. Also, through these classroom meetings, students were able to solve problems like bullying in the cafeteria and talking in the hallway.
Example of one of my Morning Messages that I wrote during my student teaching placement