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Everyone is entitled to their own unique opinion. It is important that your students feel that they have a safe, supportive environment where they feel encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings openly without fear of rejection or judgement.
Play emotional charades. Prompt students to act an emotion out using a facial expression or movement to express their unique voices and feelings.
It is important to remain respectful when you do not share the same views as your classmates. Attempt to at least try to see things from another perspective.
One exercise you can to do to practice this in the classroom is kinesthetic mirroring. By mirroring what another person is showing in their body and face with your own body, you can develop a more profound empathetic connection than you would be able to express with words.
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Creating parent-teacher groups enables parents to share their opinion in regards to topics that concern directly their children, such as classroom activities, field trips, or homework.
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