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  • Intentionally create time and space to facilitate staff and students getting to know each other and maintain and continue developing supportive relationships. Opportunities to connect helps build community and increase a sense of belonging. Here are some relationship-building ideas.
  • In this article from Panorama (Student-Teacher Relationships Matter: 4 Strategies for Building a Positive School Climate), check out their strategies around positive home contact, social contracts, getting to know you questions, and teacher-student relationship surveys. Other Panorama articles with relationship building and belonging strategies, as well as SEL and school climate surveys, can be found here