About This Chapter
Creating & Managing a Classroom Environment - Chapter Summary
Instructors in this chapter will present methods and strategies for creating a more engaging, effective and organized learning environment. You can expect to learn about:
- Classroom management practices
- The importance of proper student interaction
- Teachers as role models of positive interaction
- Creating a classroom atmosphere that encourages learning
- Learning and achievement expectations
- How students can take pride in their classroom achievements
- Overseeing various classroom activities
- Applying organizational skills to classroom materials and activities
- How to design a safe and effective learning environment
How It Helps
- Details effective strategies: Study examples of how to implement classroom management techniques for improved student performance and success.
- Reinforces understanding of teachers' roles: Learn more about instructional and non-instructional responsibilities of teachers.
- Focuses on student achievement: Apply strategies that are designed to enhance a student's learning experience and lead to greater overall achievement in the classroom.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand what is needed to build a more effective learning environment
- Set student expectations for both learning and achievement
- Manage classroom activities for individual students, large, and small groups
- Help students become more productive, take pride in their schoolwork and treat each other with respect
- Better organize learning materials
- Implement safety practices in the classroom
- Design an effective physical plan for the set-up of your classroom
1. 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.
2. Cultivating Positive Interactions Among Students
Relationships in the classroom are important, and interaction among students is particularly essential to the learning environment and student development. This lesson discusses ways of fostering positive interaction among students.
3. Strategies for Modeling Positive Behavior in the Classroom
As teachers, we often expect students to demonstrate exemplary behavior. Modeling is one of the most important ways to teach the behaviors we want to see. This lesson offers some strategies for modeling good behavior in the classroom.
4. How to Create a Culture for Learning
What is a culture of learning? And how do you develop one in your own classroom? Learn what such a classroom tends to look like, and a few of the things you might do to achieve it.
5. 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.
6. How to Encourage Student Pride in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will discuss ways in which teachers can instill a sense of pride in their students. This includes pride in accomplishments, pride in work, pride in surroundings, and pride in one another.
7. Techniques for Collaboration & Small Group Instruction
Meeting with small groups is one way to make sure all students learn. This lesson defines collaboration and small group instruction and shows how to use these techniques in the classroom.
8. How to Manage Activity Transitions in the Classroom
Teachers need to use management strategies for every aspect of classroom interactions, especially transition times. This lesson reviews methods they can use to make smooth transitions from one activity to the next activity.
9. How to Organize Classroom Materials
Teachers make many decisions about instruction, beginning with how to organize their classroom space. This lesson outlines methods of effectively organizing classroom materials to support learning, teach autonomy, and prolong the life of objects.
10. Performing Non-Instructional Duties in Schools
Most teachers are required to perform non-instructional duties during the day. This lesson reviews these responsibilities and shows how to manage them, so valuable learning time isn't lost.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. How to Develop an Effective Classroom Design
An important factor for teachers to consider when preparing for instruction is how to set up their classroom. This lesson describes factors to consider when planning the physical design for a classroom.
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Other chapters within the Using Danielson's Framework for Teaching in the Classroom course
- Introduction to Danielson's Framework for Teaching
- Knowledge of Content & Pedagogy
- Student Development & Learning
- Setting Instructional Outcomes
- Designing Instruction & Assesssments
- Managing Student Behavior & Communication
- Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques in Teaching
- Engaging Students in the Learning Process
- Flexible, Responsive & Reflective Teaching
- Maintaining Accurate Records in the Classroom
- Communicating with Students' Families
- Growing & Developing Professionally as an Educator