That’s why I designed this simple template for an “About Me” bulletin board. When you collect a few favorite photos and put them up using some or all of these categories, you’ll give students a chance to see what you have in common.
Maybe they share your love of horses or baking. Maybe they have a golden retriever, just like you. Maybe you’ve both been to Iceland. Sharing a little of your life and family in a place where your students see it every day will give them a chance to ask you a question or make a comment to you about something other than your curriculum.
It could be just the point of connection you need to grow a strong relationship with a student who needs you.