Every word we say—and how we say them—matters. Our body language matters. The environment matters. What messages are you communicating in your day-to-day interactions? Children can thrive only when they are welcomed into classroom communities with caring and nurturing adults who consistently provide a stable, safe environment where each person’s voice is respected and all feelings are validated.
Educators who attend this session will
- explore the six positive messages for building a strong classroom community;
- examine elements of intentional teaching; and
- discuss how those elements collectively inform routines, experiences, the learning environment, and daily interactions with children and families.