This week, we are excited to introduce our new Thursday feature to you! Here at The Snarky Schoolteacher, we know that educators grow and thrive in a community where they can communicate with one another and share ideas and feedback. We want to make this space a forum that facilitates community discussion, and we're excited to watch this new feature take off!
What is an #Educhum, you ask? This silly moniker comes from the blending of two words: “education” and “chums.” To us, it describes the community of friends and comrades within the community of education that we are working to build here through The Snarky Schoolteacher. Think about it — a whole network of teachers across the United States (and the globe!) who are eager and ready to share their experience and expertise with you. Imagine the possibilities!
So, how exactly will this new feature work? Every Thursday, we will feature a question posed by one of our readers. One of our editors will weigh in, and then we will ask our readers to share their expertise and advice in the comments. It is our goal to start a dialogue about our challenges, teaching methods, content, resources, and more in order to build one another up, support each other, and improve our practice as professionals.
This week's question
To kick off our new feature, the editorial staff here at The Snarky Schoolteacher would like to know:
How do you build a classroom community
in the first six weeks of school?
We'd love to hear about strategies and activities you use (bonus points if you can link us with examples!). Please weigh in in the comments below!
Got a question you’d like to ask our community of educators? Send it to us via this form. We look forward to hearing from you!
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