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Creating a Positive Classroom Environment
Himmat Shaligramon 26 October 2013
Transcript of Creating a Positive Classroom Environment
The Ideal Classroom
Giving Students Ownership
in Class Community
Giving Students Opportunities
to Reflect and Problem solve
Managing Student Behaviour
Structuring The Physical Environment
Organizing the Physical
1. Make materials easy for students to access on their own.
2. Teach them to organize their materials.
Give them adequate space to move around
and store things.
3. Students should have a place to work
quietly and a place for group work.
Wall Space and Displays
Displaying learners work shows them that their learning is valued and something to be proud of. It also acknowledges the learner’s achievements and give them a great sense of self-accomplishment.
Problem Solving In Classroom Meetings
Have Classroom Meetings
To purposely teach students how to:
1. Be a part of a group.
2. Problem solve effectively.
3. Cooperate with others.
4. See how their actions impact the class and vice versa.
Creating positivity in the Classroom
Yes. The positive enviroment
can exert a surprisingly
powerful influence on
literacy learning.Let’s find
But can the
Organizing The Physical Space
1. Place easily distracted students
away from each other, doorways ,
windows and area of traffic.
2. Preferably , place to one side of
the classroom, close to the front
and surrounded with good
Creating an Environment of Respect
1.Greet students personally , walk around to individual desk, make rounds when students are doing class procedures.
2.Talk in a calm voice.
3.Be aware of your body language.
.It takes two people to argue – don’t be the second person. State your request, clarify
understanding, give an if then statement and end the conversation.
Managing Classroom Procedures
1.Post schedules. Let students know in advance when there will be a change.
2. Model, and practice classroo
procedures (lining up, walking
, entering the room, center procedures, transitions) – this will save valuable instructional time later!
3. Gives cues and prompts
On separate Post-Its, write down a…
1. A Kudo
2. A Question
3. A Suggestion
4. A Concern
…about your experiences so far this year.
Think about your classroom
Continually Create Class Norms/Procedures/Rules Together
Essential Questions & Goal Setting for Behavior
You as a Person !!
1.Be sensitive to individual differences .
2.Learn students's names.
3.Greet students personally.
4.Make frequent eye contact.
5.Follow rules and routines with students but
be sensitive and at times negotiate.
6.Acknowledge positive behaviours
7.Use positive language.
8.Interact with students outside the classroom.
11.Rarelu use the word " wrong".
12.Take arguments outside.
Make frequent eye contact.
Negotiate rules and routines with students.
Acknowledge positive behaviours.
Use positive language
Interact with students outside the classroom.
A positive learning climate in a school for young children is a composite of many things. It is an attitude that respects children. It is a place where children receive guidance and encouragement from the responsible adults around them. It is an environment where children can experiment and try out new ideas without fear or failure. It is an atmosphere that builds children’s self-confidence so they dare to take risks. It is an environment that nurtures a love of learning.
~Carol B. Hillman (20th Century), U.S. early childhood educator. Creating a Learning Climate for the Early Childhood Years, Fastback Series (1989).
Praise the student in a specific and genuine way.
Show the student tangible evidence of progress
Help the student feel important in class.
Help the student deal with adversity.
Inform parents of their child's successes
Who you are?
What you stand for?
What you will ask them to do?
What you will not ask them to do?
What you will do for them?
What you will not do for them?
Managing Student Behaviour
If something isn't working, don’t be afraid to change it!
Use a system that is easy to manage and understand – keep it simple.
State your rules clearly and positively.
Set consequences you can enforce and always follow through .
Change your complaints into cocerns