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Getting to Know Your Students
Activities for Building Trust and Engagement 0:49
Sharing The Real You 3:13
Opportunities Outside of Class 1:47
Teaching Positive Social and Emotional Skills
Using Art to Discuss Real Life Scenarios 1:38
Creating a Sense of Community 1:06
Embracing Individuality 1:36
Using Humor, Song, and Movement
Blending in Humor and Song 2:49
Using Song in Routines 1:43
The Power of Nonverbal Communication 2:04
Praise Publicly, Correct Privately 1:14
Improving Student to Student Relationships
Using Norms in the Art Room 1:42
Dealing with Peer-to-Peer Friction 2:45
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
1 PD Hours
1 Explore a variety of activities for building trust and engagement.
2 Learn how to blend song and movement for routines and transitions.
3 Discover how to use art processes to build positive social and emotional skills.
Building strong, meaningful relationships with students is a critical part of teaching. Many students will not invest in your teaching philosophy if they do not believe you truly care about them. In this PRO Pack, you will discover a number of strategies to help you build relationships with your students through a variety of activities, routines, and procedures. Whether you need to establish new routines or tune up what you are currently doing, you’ll be able to develop a plan for success.
11. Relationship Building
A. Builds rapport and positive relationships with students
B. Creates and maintains an environment of respect
C. Maintains self-control in challenging situations
Elementary Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Rhonda teaches Pre-K through 5th grade Visual Art in Memphis, TN. She believes her role as an educator is to ignite the passion for art in her students, as her teachers did for her. For Rhonda, teaching and learning begin by creating a safe, interactive, and collaborative environment for students which promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills.