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Ch 19: Creating a Positive Learning Environment

About This Chapter

Use these video and text lessons to obtain information on effective teaching. The lessons focus on developing solid lesson plans, a supportive classroom, and an accessible curriculum. Learn how to successfully discipline students with disabilities and manage the classroom.

Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Our knowledgeable instructors have designed these lessons to demonstrate ways to effectively teach students with disabilities. Lessons review developing appropriate learning objectives, reducing undesirable behaviors and maintaining a safe classroom environment. After completing the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define qualities of an effective teacher including reflective teaching and action research
  • Identify characteristics of solid lesson plans and measurable learning objectives
  • Relate the history of how education became accessible to students with disabilities
  • Explore classroom management methods including ways to discipline and control behaviors of students with disabilities
  • Describe how to maintain a safe and supportive classroom environment

These brief lessons, taught by experts in the field, include multiple-choice quizzes that let you analyze your strengths and weaknesses. If you need to review a topic, use the video tags to return to specific points without having to re-watch the whole lesson. There are written transcripts highlighting key terms and phrases, and some lessons even have links to text lessons that provide additional information.

7 Lessons in Chapter 19: Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Effective Lesson Plans: Characteristics & Elements

1. Effective Lesson Plans: Characteristics & Elements

Writing lesson plans can be an overwhelming task at times. This lesson provides a guide to effective lesson planning. Learn about techniques, examples, and how to build a plan that benefits the educator and students.

Developing Measurable Learning Objectives

2. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives

This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.

Making a Curriculum Accessible to Students with Disabilities

3. Making a Curriculum Accessible to Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities have unique needs and may require extra attention in education. This lesson will explain how to make curriculum accessible for special needs students. We will end with a quiz to see what you have learned.

Methods & Considerations for Disciplining Students with Disabilities

4. Methods & Considerations for Disciplining Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities have unique needs and disciplining them is no easy task. This lesson will discuss the methods and considerations for disciplining students with disabilities. We will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

5. 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.

Classroom Management Techniques

6. 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.

Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance

7. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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