How do I accomplish this?
I rapport build with my students. I build relationships of trust, mutual respect and interest with my students and their families through speaking to them, asking questions and being concerned. I call home to touch base with the family and keep them apprised of student progress. We are all on the same team.
I build boundaries with my students. We are one team, one cohort, one big design family and we support each other’s work. I make sure my students are aware of this and we practice the “love sandwich” when giving critiques on work. The basics of the ‘love sandwich’ are giving a positive critique, an improvement critique and ending on a positive critique.
I cater to the knowledge I learn about my students through rapport building and integrate it into my lesson planning. I create projects where I know I will have their buy in and also meet state standards and this creates an exciting and engaged classroom.
It is my philosophy that I meet my students where they are. I build their confidence with these basic principles- by getting to know them, meeting them where they are, accepting them for who they are and crafting projects that will excite and engage them in learning.