Ch 9: The Positive Learning Environment

About This Chapter

Different ways to encourage prosocial behavior in the classroom are highlighted for your review in this chapter. Facilitating a challenging environment in the classroom is also discussed.

The Positive Learning Environment - Chapter Summary

The positive impact of numerous kinds of children's play on cognitive development is discussed in this chapter. The responsive classroom is clearly defined and relevant activities are reviewed. You'll look over a lesson promoting use of daily classroom routines and schedules. The Positive Learning Environment chapter further addresses:

  • Decreasing negative classroom behaviors
  • Facilitating a respectful learning environment
  • Organizing classroom space to suit all students
  • Employing student interests to boost learning
  • Using learning technologies and materials in the classroom

Use your computer, smartphone or tablet to review the lessons in this chapter whenever and wherever you wish. The videos individually don't require much time -- around 5 minutes apiece. The key points in this chapter are targeted in each lesson's quick practice quiz so you can check on your retention of the material.

11 Lessons in Chapter 9: The Positive Learning Environment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance

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.

Creating a Respectful Learning Environment

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.

Managing the Physical Space for Early Childhood Learning

3. Managing the Physical Space for Early Childhood Learning

In this lesson, we'll learn strategies for managing physical space in the context of early childhood learning. We'll learn about the importance of safety, functionality, and aesthetics. We'll also look at how seating arrangements can be configured.

How to Create a Challenging Classroom Environment

4. 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.

Materials & Resources for an Early Childhood Classroom

5. Materials & Resources for an Early Childhood Classroom

In this lesson, we'll learn about providing useful and appropriate resources to students in an early childhood classroom. We'll identify the types of resources that can be beneficial, and we'll see how they can be used to enhance learning for all students.

Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

6. Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

Caring, volunteering, empathizing with others: these are all traits of moral and prosocial behavior. As children age, they develop such moral and prosocial behaviors and traits. This lesson will define these key terms and discuss ways to promote moral and prosocial behavior in the classroom.

Managing Classroom Behaviors of Young Children

7. Managing Classroom Behaviors of Young Children

In this lesson, we'll learn about managing the behaviors of young children within the classroom context. We'll highlight challenges, and we'll identify strategies that can help teachers and childcare workers address behavioral issues.

Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

8. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.

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.

Using Children's Interests & Experiences to Promote Learning

10. 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.

The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

11. The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

When we think of childhood, we often think of playing. But did you know that playing is vital to a child's healthy development? In this lesson, we will learn about the various types of play that aid a child's cognitive growth.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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