Classroom Community

Building & Maintaining Social/Personal Dimension

From Reading Apprenticeship

Social Dimension:

Draw on adolescents' interest in peer interaction

Create a safe environment for students to share confusion and difficulties

Recognize diverse perspectives and resources brought by each student

Encourage students to notice and appropriate others' great thinking and strategies

Personal Dimension:

Build on interests and skills students already have

Foster students' identity and self-awareness as a student in your subject area

Help students establish personal goals and purposes for learning

Getting Started


Set a Routine

Build the Vibe

Encourage Collaboration: Change groupings often
Draw them in:

Make connections between content and student strengths and interests

Elicit feedback, foster self reflection, and build social skill