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Welcome Back to School!
Welcome to the Class of 2022
Starting a new school year generally means we need to start new relationships. To fast-track the getting-to-know-you period, I give my students the following resource (attached). It means that, at a glance, you can see their hobbies and interests. Then once you've got that picture into their world, they can dig a bit deeper and give a brief summary of their strengths and weaknesses. But, relationships work both ways, so I model the activity by filling in my own virtual locker. Giving students a glimpse into my own life forms the basis for a positive working relationship.
In addition, because I live in New Zealand, we start the year off by doing our pepeha. A pepeha is a way of introducing yourself. It will usually follow a set format and identifies who we are, where we're from and where we belong. Pepeha is used in a Māori context, but the idea of making ourselves known to others is universal.
Feel free to take this attached Keynote and adapt it to the needs of your own students.