Ch 12: Managing the Learning Environment

About This Chapter

Learning how to manage the classroom is an essential part of being an early childhood educator. Use this chapter to review management activities and strategies if you need to brush up as a current teacher or if you're preparing to take teacher certification exams.

Managing the Learning Environment - Chapter Summary

From conflict resolution to daily routines, this chapter outlines various activities and methods you can use to ensure that you have created an effective learning environment for your early childhood students. You will review ways in which you can apply these methods and strategies that will enhance the learning experience for your students.

You will study ways to communicate with and engage students, resolve conflicts, react to aggressive behaviors and encourage positive interactions in the classroom. Once you have successfully reviewed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Organize and manage a preschool classroom
  • Create classroom routines and manage transition times
  • Apply intentional conversation strategies and communicate with students
  • Use effective instructional strategies to engage early childhood students
  • Create a positive classroom community
  • Understand the development of social skills in young children and employ social skills activities in the classroom
  • Control aggressive behaviors, emotional outbursts, talkativeness and conflicts in the classroom

Through a combination of video and text lessons, this chapter delivers a quick and effective way you can review this material. You will receive expert instruction and 24/7 availability of lessons from any device, making it easy to create a study schedule that adapts to your schedule. Short self-assessment quizzes allow you to demonstrate your understanding of these topics and identify any areas in which you might need further study.

15 Lessons in Chapter 12: Managing the Learning Environment
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Preschool Classroom Management Strategies

1. Preschool Classroom Management Strategies

Without a good management plan, your preschool classroom could devolve into chaos. This lesson will provide some strategies that will help you keep your preschool classroom organized and calm.

Establishing Daily Classroom Routines

2. 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.

How to Manage Activity Transitions in the Classroom

3. 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.

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.

Communicating With Young Children in the Classroom

5. Communicating With Young Children in the Classroom

Learning to communicate well with young children has a lot to do with your success as an early childhood educator. This lesson will help you think about some of the major issues in communication with young children in the classroom.

Intentional Conversation Strategies for the Classroom

6. Intentional Conversation Strategies for the Classroom

Intentional conversations are a way for you to learn more about your students and help them practice real-world skills. In this lesson, we will learn what intentional conversations look like, their benefits and how you can begin incorporating them into your class.

Building Community in the Classroom: Strategies and Activities

7. Building Community in the Classroom: Strategies and Activities

Building a classroom community takes work, but it also has great rewards. In this lesson, you will learn the importance of and strategies for creating a classroom community.

Positive Classroom Management Strategies

8. Positive Classroom Management Strategies

Do you find yourself spending more time on behavior in the classroom than actually teaching? Positive classroom management strategies can help decrease problem behaviors through the use of rules and reward systems.

Cultivating Positive Interactions Among Students

9. 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.

What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques

10. What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques

In this lesson, we will define social skills and their development during childhood years. We will also go over why social skills are so important for children, and what strategies are used to teach them.

Learning Social Skills Activities for Preschoolers

11. Learning Social Skills Activities for Preschoolers

Learning social skills is one of the main purposes of preschool. This lesson provides specific activities oriented toward teaching preschoolers different kinds of social skills.

Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

12. Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood

What happens when a sweet kid suddenly starts hitting, kicking, and doing other aggressive things? In this lesson, we'll explore aggression in early childhood, including the main types of aggression and how to increase self-regulation.

Conflict Resolution Strategies for the Classroom

13. Conflict Resolution Strategies for the Classroom

With any group of people comes the potential for conflict. This is especially true for students in the classroom, who have such a wide range of personalities. The strategies in this lesson will help you teach them how to handle and resolve conflicts.

Talkative Students: Classroom Management & Strategies

14. Talkative Students: Classroom Management & Strategies

In this lesson, we will examine strategies for helping you as a teacher deal with students who talk excessively or at inappropriate times. We will specifically focus on verbal and nonverbal reminders, changing delivery methods, and redirection.

Self-Reflection in Childhood: Definition & Strategies

15. Self-Reflection in Childhood: Definition & Strategies

As an early childhood educator, one of your jobs is to help your students better understand themselves. This lesson focuses on how you can understand and promote self-reflection in the young students with whom you work.

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