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How to Build Relationships with Your Students in the First Weeks of School

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Welcome to Week #8 of the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year!

We are continuing our Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year where each week, I am sharing fresh, new content for you to guide and support you as you prepare for your first (or second, or third) year of teaching so you can feel fully prepared on that first morning and during that first week of school. Today, we are talking all about 5 Heart-Centered Strategies to Build Relationships with Your Students in the First Weeks of School.


Inside this training, you'll learn:

  • How the quality of your relationships directly impacts your classroom management, student motivation, and ultimately, student achievement.

  • How you can be intentional about developing relationships with your students during that first week of school.

  • How to help students bond with each other to create an inclusive classroom community where everyone feels a sense of belonging (and how this can prevent classroom management issues in the future).

  • practical way to celebrate the good and the unique qualities of each student.

  • An easy way to make connections with your students so students bond with you on a deeper and more meaningful level.

  •  A simple way you can help your students to start believing in themselves and achieve any goal they can set for themselves!

I know it can be a challenge to know how to create a classroom community, especially when you're a new teacher and you've never done it before, and I really wish someone had shared with me what you're going to learn today - so don't miss out on this special training, available only for a limited time. 

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Prefer to watch this training instead of listening to the podcast?

This is the last of 8 weeks of video trainings on my Beginning Teacher Talk FB page. Just click here to like and follow my page so you can access all of these trainings now. This series will only be available for a limited time, so don't wait!

I hope to see you inside our Facebook group and remember, just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one - even during Covid.

πŸ’› Lori

Dr. Lori Friesen | Beginning Teacher Mentor

Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, Dr. Lori Friesen has mentored thousands of beginning teachers across the country through her workshops and courses. Host of the popular podcast, Beginning Teacher Talk, and creator of the innovative literacy program for 1st and 2nd grade, Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed, Dr. Lori is dedicated to serving educators and inspiring learners. Learn more at and at

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