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Creating Caring Students Using Classroom Communication Routines
Classroom Leadership (2003)
  • Ken Peterson
  • Susan E. Halverson, Portland State University
We create caring schools by developing caring students—those who will care for themselves and others, as well as about society and learning. Our emphasis on caring includes nurturing in our students civility, citizenship, the ability to make sound moral judgments, and a respect for others.

We achieve these ambitious goals by using classroom routines that directly and intentionally teach enhanced communication skills. There is a link between communication and caring. The challenge is to put good communication into practice in the classroom.
Publication Date
April, 2003
Citation Information
Peterson, K., Halverson, S., & Wise, W. (2003). Creating caring students using classroom communication routines. Classroom Leadership, 6 (7), 3.