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Ch 4: Creating Safe & Appropriate Classroom Environments

About This Chapter

This chapter is filled with informative lessons designed to enhance your ability to create a safe and appropriate environment in the classroom. Explore these lessons and additional resources in the classroom, at home or anywhere with Internet access to easily and effectively design your classroom.

Creating Safe & Appropriate Classroom Environments - Chapter Summary

Help students feel secure and eager to learn by making sure their classrooms are comfortable and interactions with teachers are positive. This chapter offers a variety of lessons you can use to understand how to create a safe and appropriate classroom environment for your students. Learn more about the following using this chapter:

  • How to create a safe learning environment in the classroom
  • Tips for interacting appropriately with students
  • Ways to build relationships and develop rapport with students
  • How to reach and teach at-risk students
  • Techniques for reducing undesirable behaviors and helping traumatized children
  • Social issues students face that could impact early childhood development
  • Ways to create parent and school partnerships to improve student achievement

Review lessons the covering topics that best suit your classroom goals, and feel free to visit them as many times as necessary. Gauge your readiness to apply concepts in the classroom by taking short lesson quizzes.

How It Helps

  • Creates a safe environment: This chapter provides tips you can use to ensure your students learn in an environment that feels safe.
  • Strengthens student-teacher relationships: Lessons help you better understand how to relate to your students and appropriately manage behaviors, which can build trust and create stronger relationships.
  • Improves learning outcomes: By helping students feel comfortable in the classroom and building quality relationships, you can create an environment that encourages growth and improves student performance.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be ready to do the following:

  • Enhance your classroom environment so that it feels safe to students
  • Interact with students appropriately while building positive relationships and developing rapport
  • Work effectively with your at-risk students
  • Use techniques that help reduce undesirable classroom behaviors
  • Identify social issues that impact development in early childhood
  • Provide support to students who have been traumatized
  • Get parents involved in their children's education

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Creating Safe & Appropriate Classroom Environments
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Creating a Safe Learning Environment in the Classroom

1. 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.

Guidelines for Appropriate Interactions with Students

2. Guidelines for Appropriate Interactions with Students

In this lesson, we will discuss some common sense guidelines for interacting with students in schools and the importance of maintaining professionalism when interacting with children.

Building Relationships with Students

3. Building Relationships with Students

Teacher-student relationships can make the difference between success and failure in the classroom. In this lesson we will explore techniques for building relationships with students.

How to Develop Rapport with Students

4. How to Develop Rapport with Students

Developing positive relationships with students is an important part of the job for educators. This lesson describes ways to do this and shows how to apply these methods to your everyday teaching.

Teaching & Reaching At-Risk Students

5. Teaching & Reaching At-Risk Students

Part of being a good teacher is knowing how to reach as many students as possible. This lesson will help you think about what it means to call a student at-risk, and how you can best work with students who get labeled that way.

Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

6. 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.

Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

7. Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

Young children are growing and changing every day as part of early childhood development. But what happens when issues get in the way of development? Watch this video for more information on how divorce and parental substance abuse can affect children.

Helping Traumatized Children in the Classroom

8. Helping Traumatized Children in the Classroom

When children have experienced traumatic events, it can be difficult to know how to relate to them properly. This lesson will give you some ideas about your role as a teacher in helping traumatized children in the classroom.

Involving Parents as Partners in Education

9. Involving Parents as Partners in Education

Parents play a vital role at all stages of a child's education, and a supportive role in education can improve achievement. In this lesson, we will discuss how school and family partnership impact the students' education outcome.

What is a Child Advocate? - Definition & Responsibilities

10. What is a Child Advocate? - Definition & Responsibilities

The field of child advocacy involves a diverse team of professionals. This lesson defines the role and responsibilities of a child advocate, a professional who can represent children either in the legal or social field.

Child Advocacy Groups

11. Child Advocacy Groups

Many advocacy groups exist to protect and ensure the rights and wellbeing of children. Read on to learn about some of the most high-profile advocacy groups and the work that they do.

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