In a school with over 500 students and more than eighty staff, it can be difficult to get to know one another. At K.T. Murphy Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut, the staff and administrators addressed this by creating an all-school meeting format that uses the structure of Morning Meeting.
Q: The classroom environment is calmer and friendlier when I work with the children to create classroom rules. But I still get reports from lunch, recess, and special area teachers about problematic…
Adapted excerpts from Northeast Foundation for Children's new book, Kids Taking Action: Community Service Learning Projects, K-8
Building Classroom Community Building Schoolwide Community Bullying Challenging Behaviors Classroom Organization Classroom Rules Conversation Skills Empathy Encouragement Engaging Academics Family Connections Language Arts Misbehavior Movement Professional Community Professional Development Sharing Working with Families