Lana Learn instructors have focused on emotional support in the classroom to ensure the best learning environment for students.
April has been an exciting month for me as a High-Impact Tutor at Theodore Roosevelt High School. It’s been a whirlwind of activity, but seeing the results of my hard work has been incredibly rewarding. There have been recent changes in the school, so I have included time for emotional support in the classroom.
My focus has been on working with English Language Learners (ELLs) to develop their critical thinking and writing skills. We’ve been discussing the topic of rehabilitation and prison, and it’s been amazing to see my students starting to think critically about this complex issue.
To help them develop their writing skills, we’ve been focusing on finding and using strong evidence to support their claims. I’ve been guiding them to understand the qualities of compelling evidence. Then, I am helping them sort through the evidence they’ve gathered to check if it meets our requirements.
One of the most rewarding parts of my job has been helping my students navigate recent changes in the school. We’re committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment in the classroom. Therefore, we’ve been dedicating time to emotional support in the classroom. We recently spent a day discussing emotional vulnerability and brainstorming ways to make everyone feel comfortable. I was touched to see one of my students draw their ideal classroom setup, which included myself and the co-teachers there for continuous support.
Despite the challenges we’ve faced, I’m incredibly proud of my students and the progress they’ve made. Being a part of their journey has been a truly fulfilling experience and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.