1.5 Example of a community-based project
- Community engagement cannot only be a requirement for the successful integration of our students, it can also be a method to help both our students and us as educators build up exactly the type of community network
- Build a project together with your students to start engaging with the community
1.6 Activity: Preparing a development plan
A development plan that you can put into action at your school.
Ideas on classroom activities that are particularly suited to help newly arrived migrants in their learning
- Students from Refugee Backgrounds – A Guide for Teachers and Schools 2015
- Building Connections
- Do Self Care
- Ask for Help
- Welcoming Refugees in your Classroom
- Welcoming Refugee Children to Your School Guide
- NUT Refugee Teaching Resources
- Recorded Webinar “Promoting a Culture of Welcome for Refugees in Schools: Approaches and Opportunities”
- PowerPoint Slides from Webinar
- Flucht und Trauma im Kontext Schule
2.6 Supporting newly arrived migrant students with language learning
How to deal with one of the most immediate challenges of teaching newly arrived migrant students: the language barrier?
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2.7 How to foster community building in the classroom
Where there is a will, there is a way
The unit will treat mostly about sport activities but in fact inviting nature into the common plays is a tremendous way of releasing tension and finding a good, friendly milieu for getting closer one to anther. Look at the flower wreaths creation by students of Turkey, Poland and Korea whose languages differ so much that they had to find ways of communication other than their mother tongues. English of course, was only partly helpful as Turkish kids did not have a good command of it, yet they managed.
Sports activities can be very useful to get different students do something together without using many words.
Exemplary exercises you can use in your classroom in order to enhance the trust between your students and to foster the community building in your classroom.
2.8 Activity: Finalising your development plan
Look at the comments ( in green)