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Ch 10: Classroom Management & Positive Learning Environments

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12 Lessons in Chapter 10: Classroom Management & Positive Learning Environments
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Learning Environment in the Classroom: Definition, Impact & Importance

1. Learning Environment in the Classroom: Definition, Impact & Importance

One of the most important things a teacher can do is provide a positive learning experience. Setting up a positive learning environment is tricky, but not difficult. Get ready to learn about how to do this and why.

Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom & Environment

2. Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom & Environment

Education is moving toward a more learner-centered model, where student needs and interests are used to develop lessons and activities. This lesson explores how a learner-centered model is applied to the classroom.

Creating a Safe Learning Environment in the Classroom

3. Creating a Safe Learning Environment in the Classroom

Children learn best when they are in a safe classroom environment, and teachers and families are happier when classrooms feel safe, too. This lesson will give you some ideas on how to create a safe environment for all learners.

Classroom Norms: Setting Expectations with Students

4. Classroom Norms: Setting Expectations with Students

Establishing classroom norms and setting expectations is an incredibly important first step towards helping your students behave responsibly and work to the best of their ability. This lesson will discuss some strategies to successfully establish classroom norms.

Teacher Expectations & Attributions

5. Teacher Expectations & Attributions

Attributions for success and failure drive future expectations for learning and success. Students attribute their successes or failures to a number of factors. Teachers also make attributions for student performance. This lesson will explore teacher expectations and attributions that affect classroom and individual student performance.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

6. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

Classroom Management Techniques

7. Classroom Management Techniques

Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and the decisions and actions a teacher takes in this area are extremely influential. In this lesson, we discuss different aspects of classroom management and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.

Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

8. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.

Building Community in the Classroom: Ideas & Activities

9. Building Community in the Classroom: Ideas & Activities

Building a strong classroom community is key for creating a safe, productive learning environment. This lesson will give some tips and activities you can use to build a strong community in your classroom.

Modeling Oral & Written Communication Skills in the Classroom

10. Modeling Oral & Written Communication Skills in the Classroom

In this lesson, we'll discuss relevant techniques for modeling appropriate oral and written communication skills in the classroom. We'll also explore what modeling means and how to use this approach to enhance student performance and participation.

How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment

11. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment

Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.

Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Types & Uses

12. Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Types & Uses

Students with disabilities benefit from using assistive technology. In this lesson, you will learn why assistive technology is used and the different types of assistive technology that are available.

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