Healthy Learning Community: PBA 1 Co-constructing a Plan for a Healthy Learning Community
Purpose: Building relationships and defining how a class will work together is an essential foundation of any learning community. In a class that asks students to draw on their experiences to define their cultural, academic and professional identity, the safety of that classroom for all class members becomes even more important.
Task: Students identify elements of and participate in co-creating a plan for a healthy learning community that respects diverse members and supports all to take risks for understanding.
Applying the Lessons of Classroom Management Together
Elements of OUR
How does this work in our classroom?
Belonging (Rituals): How do we make this class our own?
Identity (Relationships): How do we build relationships to know and value each other?
Diversity (Collaboration): How are we alike and how are we different, and how does that help us to achieve our purposes?
Organization (Routines): What systems are in place to help the class run smoothly?
Purpose (Goals): How do individuals and groups meet their goals?
Rights & Responsibilities (Discipline): What can I expect from the teacher, my peers, myself? What happens when expectations are not met?
Communication (Professional / Interpersonal): What works, what doesn’t, what do I /we need to do to work together?
Leadership (Action): What strengths do I bring to this community and work and how will I contribute?
 Timmons Flores, M. (2015) Developed for Recruiting Washington Teachers Curriculum.
 Timmons Flores, M. (2015) Developed for Recruiting Washington Teachers – Careers In Education Curriculum.