Ch 39: Learning Environment in Schools

About This Chapter

The contents of this chapter will enhance your knowledge about the learning environment in schools. Take a look at the impact and importance of the learning environment and technology in the classroom as well as the importance of motivation.

Learning Environment in Schools - Chapter Summary

We put together this set of lessons to present you with information about the learning environment in schools. Get to know the latest about adapting the classroom learning environment to the students, standard safety equipment for the lab, and student empowerment through technology. See other lesson information, including:

  • The importance of the classroom learning environment
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Use of considerate communication
  • Tips for engaging the students in their learning
  • The learner-centered classroom
  • Collaborative and cooperative learning
  • Use of scientific investigation
  • Strategies and programs to prevent school violence
  • The safe learning environment
  • Lab safety

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15 Lessons in Chapter 39: Learning Environment in Schools
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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.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

2. 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.

Considerate Communication in the Classroom Environment

3. Considerate Communication in the Classroom Environment

As a teacher, you spend most of your day communicating with many different people. It's important to establish a culture of considerate communication in the classroom environment so you can be more productive and effective as an educator.

Engaging Students in Learning

4. Engaging Students in Learning

Students learn better and are happier when they are engaged with their learning. Teachers, too, enjoy their work more when students are engaged. This lesson offers you some ideas about how best to engage students in the learning process.

The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

5. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.

Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom & Environment

6. 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.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

7. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.

The Importance of Technology in the Classroom

8. The Importance of Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become an integral part of any classroom environment. This lesson will explain why technology is an important tool that every student and teacher should utilize.

Empowering Students with Technology

9. Empowering Students with Technology

As technology becomes more prevalent in the classroom, teachers have new ways to empower student learning. This lesson will explain how technology can be used to empower students.

Learning Environments Focused on Scientific Investigation

10. Learning Environments Focused on Scientific Investigation

Learn about why it's useful to teach through scientific investigation. Find out about the benefits and the challenges. Take a quiz to see what you can remember.

School Violence Prevention: Programs & Strategies

11. School Violence Prevention: Programs & Strategies

School violence has a major impact on students' learning. But what is school violence and what can schools do to provide a safe learning environment? In this lesson, you will learn about various types of school violence and strategies and programs schools have put in place to prevent it.

Creating a Safe Learning Environment in the Classroom

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.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

13. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

14. Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

Even with proper precautions, lab accidents do happen. When they do, knowing what safety equipment is in your lab, where it is located, and how to use it can prevent further harm to both the lab and the people working in it.

Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

15. Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

There are many different units that can be used for measurements. This may not only lead to incorrect data measurements, but also to confusion about which units are most appropriate. Therefore, a standard set of units is used for each type of measurement in the biology lab.

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