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Creating a Positive Classroom Environment - Chapter Summary
Our knowledgeable instructors have created an engaging set of lessons to help you review classroom communities. You can study the importance and design of respectful learning environments and the impact they have on student achievement and behavior. As you go through the lessons, you'll be able to compare a variety of inclusive classroom set-ups and study the varying strategies used to promote self-esteem and growth in a classroom. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define and analyze classroom learning environments
- Compare various types of learning environments
- Explain how to design a safe and supportive classroom environment and how to maintain this culture
- Describe an inclusive classroom and how to create one
- Understand how to construct a plan for achievement and expectations for a classroom
- Determine what actions encourage self-esteem growth in a classroom
The lessons in this chapter include short videos and accompanying quizzes. To enhance your learning, there are also transcripts of the videos available. If you need to review any section of a lesson, there is a Timeline function in the video viewer which allows you to re-watch specific points as many times as you need. Don't forget to track your progress from your Dashboard.
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.
2. Types of Learning Environments
What is your classroom environment like? Maybe you closely monitor students' needs or focus on students gaining deep understanding. Perhaps you know the need for a sense of community or authentic assessments. Let's explore four types of learning environments.
3. Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance
Classroom environments should promote student achievement. This lesson will explore how a safe and supportive learning environment is created and maintained.
4. Creating a Respectful Learning Environment
What is respect? How can teachers create a respectful learning environment? Teachers, students, and schools all play a role in fostering respect for others in academic settings. This lesson offers useful strategies for promoting inclusion and respectful behavior in schools.
5. Inclusive Classroom: Definition, Strategies & Environment
Creating and maintaining a successful inclusive classroom requires much thought and collaboration. This lesson will introduce the concept of inclusive classrooms and how you can make your classroom successful for inclusion.
6. Setting Expectations for Learning & Achievement in the Classroom
Effective teachers set clear learning expectations. This lesson shows how to set and communicate these expectations and gives examples of how this looks in a classroom.
7. Promoting Self-Esteem in the Classroom
Want to have a classroom full of proud and confident students? This lesson is all about developing and promoting self-esteem in the classroom. Learn how you can get your students on the path to high self-esteem.
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