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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections Assessment For Growth Lesson 4: Psychological Safety & Assessment – Discussion Reply To: Lesson 4: Psychological Safety & Assessment – Discussion

  • Holly stop

    Member
    April 9, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Does anyone have recommendations for building trust and cultivating vulnerability early on in the year?

    This year, one of my four 6th grade classes ended up being a psychologically unsafe environment. It was nearly impossible to do cooperative activities with this group because they were so closed up around each other. I tried hard to model vulnerability, empathy, and curiosity for these students, but something about the combination of personalities in the room just shut down discussions and collaboration before it started.