New Beginnings: What Does it Mean to Be Part of a New Group?

There are so many emotions as a teacher when beginning again for the new school year or when transitioning a new group of students. Teachers feel overwhelmed to get everything prepared; to make the environment welcoming and just right, to get everything labeled and all the administrative tasks complete. But what about all of the other elements that go into new beginnings? Likewise, If teachers are feeling all of these emotions: excitement, stress, nerves, isn’t it safe to say that our youngest learners are feeling all of this and more? This episode covers the importance of belonging and attachment in EC and provides teachers with easy-to-implement activities that make any new beginning successful.