This Mexican teacher offers an example of how to promote a culture of respect and community. She offers small reminders about how to think of others, such as by writing clearly on the board. She is frequently warm with the class, regularly interacting with them. The teacher poses questions that empowers the class, such as whether she can wipe the board or not. When students have questions and queries, she embraces these too.
This is an urban, public school. Watch out for how the teacher:
- Gives agency to students
- Encourages students to write clearly enough for their peers
- Warmly welcomes doubts and uncertainties from students
How do you promote respect in your own classroom?