Ch 7: The Classroom Learning Environment

About This Chapter

This chapter focuses on the classroom learning environment and its importance. It goes over different ways a student learns in the classroom and demonstrates how to support that environment by utilizing the resources in this chapter.

The Classroom Learning Environment- Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter are designed to help you understand the importance of supporting and nurturing the classroom learning environment. You'll learn about concepts that you can apply to a classroom, such as:

  • Creating a culture for learning
  • Safe and respectful learning environment
  • Promoting positive interactions
  • Collaborations
  • Modeling behavior
  • Classroom management
  • Daily classroom routines
  • Goals and procedures
  • Classroom materials
  • Classroom libraries
  • Student pride
  • Differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Positive views for reading

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15 Lessons in Chapter 7: The Classroom Learning Environment
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How to Create a Culture for Learning

1. How to Create a Culture for Learning

What is a culture of learning? And how do you develop one in your own classroom? Learn what such a classroom tends to look like, and a few of the things you might do to achieve it.

Creating a Safe Learning Environment in the Classroom

2. 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.

Creating a Respectful Learning Environment

3. 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.

Cultivating Positive Interactions Among Students

4. 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.

Techniques for Collaboration & Small Group Instruction

5. Techniques for Collaboration & Small Group Instruction

Meeting with small groups is one way to make sure all students learn. This lesson defines collaboration and small group instruction and shows how to use these techniques in the classroom.

Strategies for Modeling Positive Behavior in the Classroom

6. Strategies for Modeling Positive Behavior in the Classroom

As teachers, we often expect students to demonstrate exemplary behavior. Modeling is one of the most important ways to teach the behaviors we want to see. This lesson offers some strategies for modeling good behavior in the classroom.

Classroom Management Techniques

7. 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

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.

Communicating Goals, Directions & Procedures to Students

9. Communicating Goals, Directions & Procedures to Students

An important aspect of student success is making sure they clearly understand goals. This lesson outlines methods teachers can use to make sure students understand objectives before or during teaching.

How to Organize Classroom Materials

10. How to Organize Classroom Materials

Teachers make many decisions about instruction, beginning with how to organize their classroom space. This lesson outlines methods of effectively organizing classroom materials to support learning, teach autonomy, and prolong the life of objects.

Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

11. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.

Setting Expectations for Learning & Achievement in the Classroom

12. Setting Expectations for Learning & Achievement in the Classroom

Effective teachers set clear learning expectations. This lesson shows how to set and communicate these expectations and gives examples of how this looks in a classroom.

How to Encourage Student Pride in the Classroom

13. How to Encourage Student Pride in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will discuss ways in which teachers can instill a sense of pride in their students. This includes pride in accomplishments, pride in work, pride in surroundings, and pride in one another.

Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

14. Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

Why do you want to learn about educational psychology? Do you enjoy reading about different theories and practices? Do you have to pass this class in order to receive a degree? Our behaviors are driven by intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. In this lesson, distinguish between these types of motivation and learn how they can enhance learning.

Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading

15. Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading

We can all agree that reading is essential for our students. How do we help them develop positive attitudes towards reading? This lesson contains a number of ideas to get you started promoting positive reading attitudes in your classroom.

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