PEEK INSIDE A CLASSROOM: EFFECTIVE EDUCATION REFORM
Sandra L. Bloom, M.D. and Daun H. Kauffman M.Ed., M.B.A.
Classroom insights provided by Daun Kauffman in true vignettes.
I always started school days with my class by sharing a personal greeting and an optional hug with each student, as they entered the door of our room. They had a comforting routine with coats and backpacks and warmup work on the board ready for them. They knew that someone who knew them had prepared especially for them. Our startup was paired with breakfast for everyone, courtesy of Title 1. The familiarity helped students with self-regulation in the transition to a classroom environment.