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Structuring & Managing Learning Environments - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter illustrate techniques and suggestions for creating a classroom environment that fosters learning and cooperation among students and between students and teachers. Explore this chapter to pick up some new methods and brush up on some of the tried-and-true ways to make your classroom a wonderful place for students to learn. You will review the following material in these lessons:
- Significance of a positive learning environment
- Ways to encourage students to work together
- How to avoid hazards and keep students safe
- Encourage students to learn by themselves or in groups
- How to foster confidence and independence in students
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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.
2. Building Community in the Classroom: Ideas & Activities
Building a strong classroom community is key for creating a safe, productive learning environment. This lesson will give some tips and activities you can use to build a strong community in your classroom.
3. 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.
4. Creating an Environment for Individual & Group Learning
One important aspect teachers need to focus on is creating an environment that supports different types of learning. This lesson explains how to create learning environments where students can construct knowledge in groups and individually.
5. Promoting Young Students' Independence & Confidence
Though every child begins to develop a sense of self before entering a classroom, a teacher plays an important role in encouraging the growth of autonomy. In this lesson, we will discuss appropriate strategies for building students' independence and confidence.
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- Childhood Developmental Challenges
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- Instructional Planning to Promote Learning
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- Communication as an Educational Tool
- Assessment Strategies for Early Childhood
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- Foundations of the Early Childhood Education
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