Relationship-Based Classrooms

August Monthly SEL Concept

This month tweet @AustinISDSEL using #relationships to share ideas on how you are building a relationship-based classroom for students in the new year!

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Welcome back! Welcome home!

Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships

Article Reflection

1. Classroom diversity as an important aspect of childhood development. How will you help create a culture of connection instead of competition between students?

2. What strategies or activities from either of the articles above will you use to create a safe, warm and responsive classroom?

Infographic: 6 Shifts to Reinvest in Families

Allowing Children Every Opportunity

Video Reflection

1. How will you encourage student voice this year?

2. Every person a student comes into contact with can make a difference. What will you do today to make a difference for the students around you?

Suggested Activity - Help Students Build Positive Relationships in the Classroom

Ask students to share with one another about what their names mean and how to say them correctly. Have a few students share out!

Children's Literature

Mindfulness Monthly Newsletter

We encourage you to be #MindfulAISD as we take on this new school year. Here's is August's Mindfulness Newsletter. It provides great tips, updates on local happenings, and techniques for the classroom and home.

A Little Inspiration