Ch 31: Learning Environments: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult

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Improve your understanding of learning environments by completing this chapter. These lessons will ensure you've reviewed the important factors of a classroom environment before you take the NBPTS Math (Adolescence and Young Adult) exam.

Learning Environments: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult - Chapter Summary

You can prepare for the NBPTS Math (Adolescence and Young Adult) exam by reviewing learning environments with this chapter. Our lessons give you the chance to go over:

  • The importance of the learning environment
  • Ways to advance motivation and creativity in a classroom
  • Safe learning environments
  • Differentiated instruction and cooperative and collaborative learning
  • Tips for creating mathematically rich learning environments
  • Classroom management and routines

These lessons also provide you with the chance to familiarize yourself with the vocabulary words associated with classroom techniques. Additionally, you'll be able to apply everything you know by completing the quizzes and chapter test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 31: Learning Environments: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult
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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.

The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

2. 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.

How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment

3. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment

Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.

Creating a Safe Learning Environment

4. Creating a Safe Learning Environment

A safe learning environment requires physical, emotional, and intellectual security for students. Discover ways to create that space for students to think, grow, and learn.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

5. 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.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

6. 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.

How to Create a Mathematically Rich Learning Environment

7. How to Create a Mathematically Rich Learning Environment

In this lesson, you'll learn how you can set up your classroom to encourage your high school students to explore and learn more about math. Learn how desk placement, displays, and manipulatives can have a real impact on learning.

Classroom Management Techniques

8. 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.

Establishing Daily Classroom Routines

9. 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.

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