Sense of Community
Sense of community is an ever present classroom/team focus on community building through student involvement, respectful interactions, legitimizing student strengths, shared and positive interdependence experiences, and an awareness of common goals that honor naturally occurring differences.
A teacher who focuses on community building understands that teams don't just happen. They are built. Community building looks, sounds, or feels like the following:
SOURCE: Brimijoin, K., Narvaez, L., Tomlinson, C., (2008). THE DIFFERENTIATED SCHOOL: MAKING REVOLUTIONARY CHANGES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.