Building Relationships, Belonging & Safe Structures

Three workshops (2 hours each)

Building Relationships, Belonging & Safe Structures

Participants will reimagine what belonging looks like in their school or program, learn how rituals and agreements can build consistency, and design a plan that fosters belonging and community.

Learning Objectives

Reimagining Belonging
--Reflect on what it feels like to belong and identify the key ingredients of belonging
--Reimagine what belonging could look like in schools/programs
--Evaluate opportunities to build belonging in their school/program

Connection and Reconnection: Structure, Agreements, and Rituals
--Understand the components of learning environments that promote belonging
--Name how rituals and agreements create consistency without rigidity
--Brainstorm which components of the learning environment can better build belonging

Belonging: Celebrating Identity and Community
--Understand how the cultures and identities of educators and youth foster and maintain a community of belonging
--Explore how the alignment of identity and culture within your community influence the sense of belonging
--Design a plan that fosters belonging and community in your school or program