8 Strategies for Building Belonging With Students and Families Virtually
Explore research on belonging and connectedness, the key tenets of virtual communication for educators, and effective strategies for building virtual connectedness.
Virtual Morning Announcements
Move morning meetings, advisory periods, or homeroom to video. Customize this presentation template from Teachers Pay Teachers to share messages for students and families, SEL activities, or even quotes or that resonate with you.
Virtual Class Journal
Create space for students to respond to daily or weekly prompts in writing, art, or photography. Ask students to submit entries through a Google Form, and compile the entries into a presentation for the class.
Notes of Gratitude & Appreciation
Collect kind notes from students about their peers through a Google Form. Then, create a presentation that shares the notes. Send the presentation to students or review it together over a video call.
Virtual "Temperature Checks"
Routinely check-in with students to see how they are feeling, how digital learning is going, what they are planning to do during the day, and who they need support from. Customize the provided Google Form to send your "temperature checks."