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  • 1. Creating Safe Learning Environments Greta Sandler Background: CC licensed Flickr photo by 21560098@N06 | Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by wwworks
  • 2. Whats a safe learning environment? Students feel comfortable enough to participate and get involved in class activities. Students feel motivated to learn. Students feel confident enough to give their best. Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by 82394503@N00
  • 3. Making Connections Start building connections on the first day! Get to know them and let them get to know you. Show them you care! Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by mikebaird
  • 4. Clear Rules and Expectations Few, but clear rules! Talk to your students and listen to them! Shouting doesnt make you a teacher. Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by wwworks
  • 5. Build Trusting Relationships Believe in them. Get them to trust you. Lots of praising! Help them believe in themselves! Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by photojon
  • 6. OUR Class, not a Class! If one succeeds, we ALL succeed! Collaboration It helps build self-esteem It helps develop responsibility Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by pgoyette
  • 7. Its OK to make mistakes! We can learn from our mistakes! Show them you are human too! Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by nicksee
  • 8. Its OK to Have Fun! Dont be afraid to have fun in class! We can learn and have fun at the same time! Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by cliff_robin
  • 9. Working Together with Parents Invite parents to be part of your classroom. Share the GOOD news! Photo: CC licensed Flickr photo by errolwb
  • 10. Safe Learning Environment Connections Caring Trust Clear Rules Collaboration Mistakes Engaging Parents Fun and Play
  • 11. Safe Learning Environment Love for Learning
  • 12. Contact Info: Email: [email_address] Twitter: @gret Blog: About a Teacher | http://gret.wordpress.com Resources Shared on the Presentation: http://bit.ly/rscon11gsandler Love Your Students before You Know Them!