Building Connections: Getting to Know Your Teacher and Classmates

Building Connections: Getting to Know Your Teacher and Classmates
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This lesson contains 15 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

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Building Connections: Getting to Know Your Teacher and Classmates

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Learning Objective
At the end of the lesson, you will be able to understand the importance of getting to know your teacher and classmates and implement strategies to build connections.

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Introduce the learning objective and set expectations for the lesson.
What do you already know about building connections with your teacher and classmates?

Slide 3 - Mind map

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Icebreaker Activity
Complete the 'Two Truths and a Lie' activity. Share two true statements about yourself and one false statement. Your classmates will guess which one is the lie.

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Engage students in an interactive icebreaker activity to encourage sharing and create a positive classroom environment.
Why Get to Know Your Teacher?
Understanding your teacher's interests, teaching style, and expectations can help you establish a positive and productive relationship.

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Explain the benefits of getting to know the teacher and how it can enhance the learning experience.
Teacher Introduction
Your teacher will share some personal information, hobbies, and goals for the class. Take notes and prepare questions to ask afterward.

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Have the teacher introduce themselves and provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and engage in conversation.
Benefits of Getting to Know Classmates
Building connections with classmates fosters a supportive learning environment, encourages collaboration, and helps create lasting friendships.

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Discuss the advantages of getting to know classmates and how it contributes to a positive classroom community.
Classmate Introduction
Each student will introduce themselves, sharing their name, hobbies, and an interesting fact about themselves.

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Provide time for each student to introduce themselves to the class, promoting active participation and familiarity among students.
Active Listening Activity
Pair up with a classmate and take turns sharing your aspirations and goals. Practice active listening by summarizing what your partner shared.

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Engage students in a listening activity that encourages empathy and understanding. Monitor and provide feedback as necessary.
Group Collaboration
Divide the class into small groups and brainstorm ways to support and encourage each other throughout the school year.

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Promote teamwork and collaboration by assigning students to groups and facilitating a discussion on how they can support one another.
Reflect on the activities and interactions during this lesson. Write a brief paragraph about the importance of building connections with your teacher and classmates.

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Allow students time to reflect on the lesson and reinforce the significance of building connections in a classroom setting.
Closing Discussion
Engage in a class discussion on the benefits of building connections and any insights gained during the lesson. Ask students to share one thing they learned about a classmate.

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Wrap up the lesson with a discussion to reinforce key takeaways and encourage students to appreciate the value of building connections.
Write down 3 things you learned in this lesson.

Slide 13 - Open question

Have students enter three things they learned in this lesson. With this they can indicate their own learning efficiency of this lesson.
Write down 2 things you want to know more about.

Slide 14 - Open question

Here, students enter two things they would like to know more about. This not only increases involvement, but also gives them more ownership.
Ask 1 question about something you haven't quite understood yet.

Slide 15 - Open question

The students indicate here (in question form) with which part of the material they still have difficulty. For the teacher, this not only provides insight into the extent to which the students understand/master the material, but also a good starting point for the next lesson.