As we speak about our needs with those in our lives we begin to build connections and understanding. Look at our newest tip from our compassionate educator series:
“Learning is not the only need that students bring to school. They also bring their needs for belonging, fun, freedom and contribution. Unless these needs are acknowledged and met, students will not feel safe enough to fully engage in the learning process.
Create a needs inventory with your students — a list of all the needs they bring with them to school. At least once a week, ask everyone to look at the list and express how well their needs are being met at school.
Use this information as the basis for class discussion.”
Click on this link for an insight into what your students may be seeking in the classroom!