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Learning Environments & Classroom Management - Chapter Summary
Refreshing your knowledge of learning environments and classroom management is fun and easy with this comprehensive chapter. Professional instructors go over self-monitoring in the classroom and why it's important to create a classroom management plan in advance. You'll also review information about cultivating a challenging classroom environment. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:
- Discuss the design of safe and supportive learning environments
- Recount how a respectful learning environment can be developed
- Explain how to promote learning using the interests and experiences of children
- Provide an overview of classroom management techniques
- Detail why the use of wait time in the classroom is important
- Outline how daily classroom routines are established
- Recall methods used to manage activity transitions in the classroom
Concise, engaging, and easy to comprehend, these lessons on learning environments and classroom management can help you get up to speed on the topics presented. Depending on your needs, you can review all the lessons in sequential order, or just study the lessons you need to review most. A great way to confirm your understanding of what you've studied is by taking a brief quiz that's available for each lesson.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. How to Create a Challenging Classroom Environment
In this lesson, we'll develop strategies to create a challenging classroom environment. We'll identify techniques used to promote student learning and understand why these techniques are beneficial.
4. Using Children's Interests & Experiences to Promote Learning
Knowing your students well helps you plan rich, engaging lessons. How does this work? This lesson explains how and why to use children's interests and experiences to maximize learning opportunities in your classroom.
5. 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.
6. Using Wait Time in the Classroom
During class discussion, is the pause between the teacher's question and the student's response important? It is, and the pause between the student's response and the teacher's reaction is also important. In this lesson, we define and discuss both types of wait time and how they can be used to optimize students' learning.
7. 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.
8. Establishing Daily Classroom Routines
The learning environment must be properly managed to promote student success. This lesson describes ideas for making clear expectations for classroom schedules, transitions, and routines.
9. What is Self-Monitoring in the Classroom?
Effective educators know that a successful student is one who is independent and self-directed in both behavior and learning. In this lesson, we will explore what it means to self-monitor in the classroom for both behavior and learning improvements.
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