A strategy for building positive, sensitive, and supportive relationships between a teacher and child
Relationships with adults are critical resources for children. Banking Time helps teachers to invest in this relationship by spending quality one-on-one time with a child outside of the classroom. When problems or conflicts arise, the time invested in the relationship can help solve problems, as the child remembers the teacher as a listener and a helper.
Hallmarks of Banking Time
A 20-minute session 2 to 3 times a week outside of the regular classroom routine
The child chooses materials and activities while the teacher follows their lead
The Teacher's Role
The teacher observes, labels, and narrates as they play with the child
Banking Time: The Teacher's Role
In this short video lesson, you’ll learn about the hallmarks of Banking Time sessions and about the key strategies you can use to build strong relationships.
Banking Time: Letting the Child Lead
To follow up on the teacher’s role in banking time, this short video provides a closer look at what it means to let a child lead these important one-on-one sessions.
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