Reflection Of This Week 's Reading I Feeling Of Acceptance And Safeness For My Students

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In reflection of this week 's reading I feel that I do create a feeling of acceptance and safeness for my students in my classroom. Some of the ways that I do this is by talking with my students and having meaningful conversations with them. If I notice a student is showing signs of anxiety or disturbed I like to ask them how their day is going or I might just smile if I know they are usually not one to talk. I also like to welcome my students in the class by shaking their hands or give them a high five before they enter. This is my way of letting each of them know that I am glad they are here and I appreciate all that they bring to my classroom. My top priority is for students to feel that they can talk to me, when they want to tell a story to the class or to myself I listen and show them compassion. To me this is how I build a healthy relationship with my students. Students who struggle or who fail to be successful need encouragement and understanding as well, this is when I will use encouraging words to help build up their confidence and to not give up. For example, I like to ask “what could you have done differently?”, or tell them. My goal as an educator is to help all students see that they have the potential to do great things, sometimes it takes more effort. Leading by example, I like to promote a sense of acceptance by teaching students that are okay to make mistakes. Praising students for participation in class and thanking them for their input is important, and

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