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Makyla SeegerFollow

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Sarah Edwards Moore

Start Date

28-4-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2020 12:00 AM

Description

Jones Elementary is a Title 1 School in the small town of Springberry where 83 percent of students are from low-income families (Greatschools.org). 68 percent of students are white, 19 percent are Hispanic, 8 percent are two or more races, 4 percent are black, the other 1 percent is made up of American Indian/Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander, or Asian (Greatschools.org). I chose to look at the topic of community building because I feel that a major issue in schools today is mental health. The four methods I used to develop community was a morning greeting, an ‘I wish my teacher knew’ activity, stations, and grouped seating arrangements. I was limited in trying not to implement too many new things, a hectic schedule, and COVID-19. I found that my students developed a trust in me after a very short time. From this study, I want to take the time at least once a week to build community and I encourage other educators to do the same.

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How does Community Building Impact my Teaching Practice?

Jones Elementary is a Title 1 School in the small town of Springberry where 83 percent of students are from low-income families (Greatschools.org). 68 percent of students are white, 19 percent are Hispanic, 8 percent are two or more races, 4 percent are black, the other 1 percent is made up of American Indian/Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander, or Asian (Greatschools.org). I chose to look at the topic of community building because I feel that a major issue in schools today is mental health. The four methods I used to develop community was a morning greeting, an ‘I wish my teacher knew’ activity, stations, and grouped seating arrangements. I was limited in trying not to implement too many new things, a hectic schedule, and COVID-19. I found that my students developed a trust in me after a very short time. From this study, I want to take the time at least once a week to build community and I encourage other educators to do the same.

 

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