02: One Tired Teacher: Building Student Rapport

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Show Notes: (One Tired Teacher on iTunes)

Today’s show is with an incredible 2nd-grade teacher from Florida, Melanie Redden. Melanie is here to share her truth about building rapport with kids.

Today you will hear great ideas on how to build rapport with kids, a powerful example of classroom management, and how to celebrate one another through reflecting on mistakes and failures.

Rapport building is the most critical aspect of teaching. When kids know they are heard, loved, and cared about they are more open to learning and holding a higher value towards you and your expectations.

3:00 Melanie’s background experience

4:03 Building Rapport with kids- Secret handshake 

5:33 Remember that they are kids first 

6:35 Remember not all kids come with a great school experience

7:05 Balancing act

7:55 There is a reason kids are acting out

10:00 Behavior Chart Goes in the Planner (Celebrating mistakes and brave learning) Not moving clips

11:23 Calming Corner

14:57 We learned from mistakes

15:54 Kid example 

17:15 Celebration Station

19:30 Thoughts on PBS vs. PBIS

20:54 Thoughts on Consequences

21:46 Step into My Shoes Conflict Resolution System

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Conflict-Resolution-and-Bullying-Poster-and-Activity-Pack-1521329

26:22 Reflecting On My Behavior for kids

Something they learned

Success They Are Proud of

Challenge- something they worked through that they learned from

27:22 Makerspace on What To Do With a Problem

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MakerSpace-Moments-in-Literature-What-Do-You-Do-With-a-Problem-3707690

29:54 Reflecting on Our Practice 

30:54 Tired Years and Moments 

Sleep tight!

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