Welcome to the Turnaround for Children Toolbox! Please tell us about your professional role so we can learn about our community and provide you with the most relevant tools and resources.

My role is:

Supporting Students and School Communities Through Crisis

Deeper Than Icebreakers:
Activities to know your students

Students need to believe that the adults at school care about them and are there for them. Getting to know students deeply positions adults to better understand and act responsively toward how students are feeling and functioning. This tools offers educators three activities to more deeply understand the identities, cultures, and experiences of their students, from a place of openness, respect, and empathy.

Within this tool, you will find general guidance and 1-2 resources for each activity:

  • Community Walk
  • Shadow-a-Student Day
  • Student Spotlight




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