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Building Positive Student Relationships: Strategies for Creating a Supportive Classroom

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Session Description:
Research has shown that healthy teacher-student relationships and teacher credibility have a significant impact on student learning and overall classroom dynamics. Join Reba Gordon Matthews for this time-saving, to the point session as we explore practical strategies that educators can implement to establish strong connections with their students and promote a positive classroom culture. You will also walk away with valuable insights and actionable steps to create a classroom that fosters positive student relationships and enhances the overall learning journey. Join us and make a lasting impact on your students' lives!

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply practical techniques and strategies to build positive student relationships.
  • Analyze different behaviors and responses to understand the importance of teaching replacement behaviors before students reach a crisis point.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of individualized behavior support plans in meeting the unique needs of students and fostering a sense of care and understanding.
  • Create planned responses to various student behaviors to ensure consistency and fairness in classroom management.
  • Apply the concept of balancing external and intrinsic rewards, choosing appropriate reward systems to motivate students effectively.
  • Analyze the setup of a behaviorally appropriate classroom, identifying elements that support positive student behavior and a sense of belonging.

  • Assessment:
    Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss strategies for creating a supportive classroom to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.


    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Tuesday, August 15, 2023 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Credit Hours: 0.5
    Categories: Classroom Management, Diversity & SEL, Response to Intervention (RTI)
    Tags: & Inclusion, Back to School, Beginning Teachers, DEI, Diversity, Equity, New Teachers, PBIS, Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies, Preservice Teachers, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, Student Teaching

    Reviews (5)

    Basic Member
    Good information!
    I enjoyed listening to tips on how to create a positive and supportive classroom!
    These were really great ideas to remember especially as you are entering a new school year! Thanks
    Great ideas! Thank you!
    Full Member
    Great ideas!
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