What it looks like when this need is NOT being met:

  • Low self-esteem, talking negatively about self-worth
  • Hesitancy to work with others
  • Isolation and lack of engagement in group activities
  • Bullying, either perpetrated or experienced by individuals in the classroom
  • Fear of sharing personal interests or activities

Ways to help meet this need:

  • Structured opportunities to get to know and share with peers
  • Free time to play and learn collaboratively
  • Activities that highlight and celebrate what makes us unique
  • Practice with sharing and receiving kindness
  • Open discussions or experiences that create space for understanding the role belonging plays in our lives

See below for additional resources and downloads for understanding this Learner Need!

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