Why a classroom culture of kindness is so important

TES | October 20, 2019

Upon arrival to college, however, they find themselves in classes with people who share those same passions. I have seen so many times students start their time at college and totally come out of their shell within the first few weeks. It’s fascinating to watch these nervous students who previously hid themselves away suddenly being presented with the opportunity to talk, discuss, debate and ultimately express their feelings with excitement and great gusto. Those students who were the quiet ones, the shy ones, the slightly “nerdy” (for want of a better word) ones who never spoke out transform into confident and passionate learners, supported and encouraged by their peers. Fostering a “culture of kindness” in the classroom is something that is rarely talked about: it often happens organically and is something that is felt rather than measured. Students being supportive, kind and respectful to each other should be a major factor in their life at college. This community begins with their teacher and should flow through their experience at their place of study. Be kind to your students, and they will be kind to you. IT students aren’t alone in this. Coming to college allows all learners to associate and create communities with like-minded people. They are (hopefully!) on a course that they have a passion for and should be able to share experiences in ways they haven’t been able to before. For some students, coming to college might be the first time they feel like they “belong” somewhere.

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