Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 4: Connections

Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 4: Connections

An essential part to building a relationship with someone is finding similar interests and common passions. These connections allow for easy conversations and make students AND adults feel more comfortable when engaging with that person they've found something in common with. Many ice breaker games are about asking questions to establish these sort of connections…
Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 3: Keep it Simple, Seriously!

Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 3: Keep it Simple, Seriously!

First of all, why on earth does the acronym KISS stand for keep it simple stupid... I REALLY don't like that. There is not an educator I've met who is stupid... Second, you may be wondering how Keeping it Simple, could possibly be related to building a strong classroom community... The answer is easy peasy...…
Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 2: “Say their name, say their name…”

Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 2: “Say their name, say their name…”

If you didn't sing the title of this blog I am sad.... Maybe I only feel that way because it is 10:30 at night and I am so past the point of exhaustion that I seem to be singing everything in my head... or out loud... lol... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQgd6MccwZc Ok... but for real.... welcome to part…
Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 1: Let them SEE you!

Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 1: Let them SEE you!

I have been bombarded with emails and messages asking about my "plan" for building and creating community virtually, and decided it would be best to create a series of blogs to really break it down... I think that there are so many moving parts here and it seems an overwhelming task, but really, it boils…