Welcome to the July edition of Bright Ideas Blog Hop. My topic is Classroom Meetings That Matter.
Have you ever done classroom meetings in your classroom? There are many varieties of meetings depending on your purpose. I am going to share an idea for this month’s Bright Ideas Blog hop on running a classroom meeting that is meaningful that you can use no matter what your purpose is.
I am a huge believer in developing character in the classroom and encouraging students to learn about who they are and how they learn. The more they are self aware, the deeper their learning because they know they are in charge of it. Classroom meetings are a great way to facilitate this learning.
Classroom meetings can serve many purposes. You can use them to share and celebrate learning, discuss problems that arise, teach and practice social learning and many other purposes that will work for you.
There are a few principles you might want to consider when setting up classroom meetings.
1. Rules should be developed together as they are followed more carefully when the students have ownership of them.
3. Create your own speech bubbles. I bought these at Michael’s for about $3 each. They have a picture hanger on the back if you’d rather hang them.
Here are the supplies I got from the Dollar Tree for my Class Meeting tools.
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