Building trusted relationships within any group, including among those in co-deigning sessions, is critical. This animated short from RSA is narrated by Brené Brown, and offers important insights into how to authentically relate to others.
Following its advisory on the healing effects of social connection and community, in December of 2023, the United States Surgeon General launched a national connection challenge to encourage people to prioritize their relationships. The “5-for-5 Connection Challenge’ involves taking five actions that express gratitude to, offer support to, or ask for help from people over five days. These simple but powerful actions build and strengthen relationships and inspire others to incorporate connection as part of their daily lives.
Why do teacher-student relationships matter? How can we foster a sense of belonging that allows students to feel like they truly belong in the classroom? This brief from Transforming Education is part of a series on fostering strong relationships, and offers strategies for developing and sustaining strong relationships between teachers and students.
A Call to Connection: Rediscovering the Transformative Power of Relationships (The Einhorn Collaborative)
A Call to Connection is a primer intended to spark conversation and inspire action in the many different settings and roles we inhabit. It does not put forward a prescriptive blueprint, but rather a set of accessible and adaptable ideas for re-centering our culture on connection. With reflection prompts and vignettes throughout, the primer is a powerful tool for igniting a shared understanding and collective consciousness that opens us up to the possibilities for connection around us.
How do we build bridges when we are trying to create a sense of belonging in our school? How do we belong to a collective group with so many differences? This playbook from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center offers 14 research-based strategies to promote positive dialogue and understanding to bridge differences.