This approach to Classroom climate is tops!

Crissy Calera
Grade 6 Humanities Teacher
Abu Dubai

 I have been teaching since 1994 and have been intentional about classroom climate that entire time, however the ideas that you encapsulate in ACEs really get at the heart of what most teachers are trying to achieve.  I want to make sure that new teachers see this.  Also, while you teach 6th grade, this feels right for high school as well.  I wonder (see what I did there) if people in this community have examples of how the do each of these elements of the classroom.  

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  • What a great use of KWL charts! I love the idea of making the connection between past and present in this way.  This last year for our district focused on a year of purpose, The intention was to highlights…

  • Great share. This really has me thinking. I teach 9th (Big History Project) and 10th grade (World History Project) and  's approach has a lot more intentionality to it compared to how I…

  • I also teach 6th grade, and I love how you connect ancient history to students' daily lives.  I'd love to hear more about your lesson on stone-age technology and Apple.

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  • Thank you!  It wasn't so much a lesson on stone-age technology and Apple, it was just one of the ways my students connected the past to present.  A way that I show those connections is having an anchor chart displayed throughout the entire unit so my students can jot down the connections they make and display them for others to see.  This connection was made by a student on their own!