10 Truths About Building a Classroom Community

We’ve heard it said:  Relationships are everything.It’s a bold statement, but - man, is it ever true…ESPECIALLY when it comes to teaching!If the pandemic and the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that teaching and the success of students is more than just the academics that are taught.  At least - academics are only a piece of the puzzle.And if academics are like a puzzle... then the teacher-student relationship is the table that you build the puzzle on.And, the conversation that I had on this week’s podcast is simply amazing.Johnny Tiersma, 6th grade teacher and children’s book author, knows a thing or two about building relationships with students.  His 16+ years in education has taught him that teaching the curriculum starts with building a positive classroom community.  And he doesn’t only KNOW this - he’s passionate about it.So, when he reached out to me to share his 10 truths about building a classroom community - it was a no brainer.This isn’t your average conversation about building a classroom community.  Johnny uses not only his teaching experience, but his humor and his heart, along with a few stories to help us all learn how to build a classroom community that feels like family.FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES VISIT:  classroomnook.com/podcast/140Links & Resources Mentioned in the EpisodeBook on Amazon: If I Were the TeacherBook website: www.ifiweretheteacher.comConnect with Johnny on Social Media:www.twitter.com/johnnytiersmawww.instagram.com/mrjohnnyteachwww.instagram.com/ifiweretheteacher

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If you have a classroom and a commute, then you're in the right place! The Classroom Commute Podcast is THE place for busy teachers who want actionable tips, simple teaching strategies, and a little fun on your ride in to school! Carpool with Rachael each week as she helps to send you in with a grin! Each week Rachael shares simple, yet powerful teaching tips, ideas, and strategies that will help you become a more effective teacher, and maybe help you enjoy your job a little more!You'll find actionable tips for how to make your lessons more engaging for your elementary students, ideas for including more classroom technology, new activities to implement, ways for building a stronger classroom community, and strategies for all content areas including science, social studies, reading, writing, and math!And of course, there will be a little teacher humor along the way! So - buckle up and let's hit the road on your classroom commute!