Presentation on theme: "Creating Classroom Community: How?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Creating Classroom Community: How? "Reform the environment. Stop trying to reform people. They will reform themselves if the environment is right.”~ Buckminster FullerPart 3
2 FlowFoundations: What is a sense of community? Why create a sense of community in schools?Creating Conditions/Tools: What are the conditions for a sense of community to develop? How can the conditions help to establish a container for community building? What are some tools for making it happen?Facilitator KnowledgeApplication
3 The Best Workshop Ever Facilitators Be preparedLessons are interactiveFacilitate conversation & communication Be engagingBuild in breaks and allow for sustenanceTurn cell phones off and presentTeach with purposeBe playful and laughBe positive and encourage
4 The Best Workshop Ever Everyone One person talks at a timeHave an open mind and good attitudeBe positive and encouragingBe on timeBe an active listener and respectful of others’ opinionsCell phones off (except for need)Appropriate and respectful language (be kind)
5 The Best Workshop Ever Everyone Be alert and presentWatch our sarcastic humorYou can only volunteer yourselfBe sensitive to differences and learning stylesFun, Food
6 Conditions for Community to Develop IntentionalityInvitational EducationTimeSafe and Trusting Environment Safe EnvironmentRelational TrustBalancing “Me” and “We”Empowerment (Me)Social Commitment (We)
7 Conditions for Community to Develop PositivityNurturing the PositivePositivity RatioOwnership Focus (goal setting)3 R’s: Routines, Rituals, ResponsibilitiesOthers?
8 “Me” Topics Noticing vs. praising Challenge with choice vs. right to passCompetitionPseudo choiceOther topics?
11 The 3 ‘R’sRoutines What are some routines you have in your classroom/school?Rituals What are some of your family, cultural, or personal rituals? What are some of your school traditions? What is a rite of passage you have experienced?Responsibility What do you in your classroom/school to engender responsibility toward self and others?
13 Reflections on the 10 Joy Pride Gratitude Amusement Serenity InterestHopePrideAmusementInspirationAweLoveFrom: Fredrickson, B. (2009) Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive. New York, NY: Crown Archetype.
14 Positivity Individuals Groups Broadens our minds and our hearts Transforms us for the betterFuels ResilienceAsking questions and focusing outward (open to new ideas)Connectivity and attunement of the team. More responsive to one anotherBouncing back from adversity rather than getting stuck in self-absorbed advocacy
15 Positivity Ratio The Tipping Point Flourishing = 3 to 1 “… only when positivity ratios are higher than 3 to 1 is positivity in sufficient supply to seed human flourishing.” (Fredrickson, 2009)
16 An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
17 It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “the other is good – he is joy, peace, love hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
18 The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”