Friendship recess brakes

Every week (…)

Here is another example of an engaging practice that, from a professional experience, fosters students’ SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. By school engagement we mean students’ observable participation in school activities, sense of belonging to classmates and teachers, and valuing success in school-related goals.

It is implemented by: Teacher, aid

It is directed at students aged: 9-11

Target group: Class-centered

Main subjects involved: Cross-curricular, Transversal competence

ICT involvement:  no

Description of the practice: Every week one recess break can be devoted to friendship. The adults of the class intervene and divide the class into pairs. Together it is decided what is done during the friendship recess brakes. This way friendship skills are practiced and the participation of all students is supported. It’s worth being persistent with this practice. With adequate adult support this practice is bound to influence the class climate, when students get to know each other better.

Accessible to any student: yes

Meaningful participation for every student: yes. The students of the group get to know each other better and practice how to work together under supervision.

Support to the practice: yes

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