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How 7 Teachers Build Community at Their School

How 7 Teachers Build Community at Their School

Building community amongst your colleagues is important to having a strong team who works well together and is supportive of each other. And as an educator, this is especially important as you all have the same goal in common – seeing your students be successful. We asked our community of educators on Facebook and Twitter this question: How do you build community amongst your fellow teachers at school? Here’s a few of our favorite responses.

1. “We have a magic journal!” – Lauren K.

2. “We build community by having collaborative planning at least once per month; where all grade levels plan together and share best practices. we also have a games evening for teachers once per month on a Thursday or Friday afternoon, after school.” – Dale F.


3. “We have “Cheese dip therapy” after school on Fridays where we can catch up, vent, and do whatever we need to refresh for the next week!” – Julie W.


4. “We have weekly meetings then go out together and just have fun to lift the spirits and morale.” – Sara G.


5. “By being there for each other. Whether it's making copies, venting, crying, support etc. There's infinite ways!” – Kirsten A.

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6. “We go bowling!” – Christy I.


7. “Eating lunch with fellow educators in the teacher’s lounge getting to know each other more instead of working through lunch in one’s own classroom.” – Kelsey S. 


Interested in more ways to build a positive culture at your school? Check out these ways to help your students find and maintain enthusiasm all year long!'s picture
Brita Hammer

Brita started with Edmentum in March 2018 and currently serves as a Marketing Associate. She is passionate about providing teachers resources to help their students achieve in and out of the classroom. Brita earned a B.S. in Marketing from North Dakota State University.