Strengthen school belonging and emotional trust

Early years
Middle years
Senior years

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Student belonging is the feeling of fitting in, being valued, liked and respected within the classroom. Feeling a sense of belonging is important for all students to achieve their potential in regard to behaviour and their academic work. When students feel as though they belong and are a part of something, they are more likely to display positive behaviour and remain engaged and on-task . Teachers strengthen a sense of school belonging and emotional trust by building rapport with students through a variety of strategies, such as engaging with their interests.

This practice will help students to

feel connected

increased sense of belonging

This practice will help teachers to

build positive student relationships

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This practice is from the core research project