One way is by asking a student who is very high-energy and can become disruptive to do small tasks during the hour to keep him engaged, such as feeding the class fish, or putting up the class grade sheet. This particular student can be disruptive and cause problems with other classmates, but with the teacher keeping him engaged when she sees him getting off-task, she is signaling to him that she notices him and has her eyes on his actions.
This has been a successful strategy in keeping him out of trouble. However, all issues in a classroom cannot be prevented. Things do sometimes happen despite the best efforts of the teacher to create a safe learning environment.
For example, say that you, the teacher had an incident in your classroom where two female students got very angry with each other and yelled loudly and violently at each other and refused to stop. This behavior is very upsetting to the teacher and to the class. And to be successful in resolving the situation, you just have to remove the two students from the class and separate them. In this situation it was important to thoroughly pick up the pieces after the incident was over.
This is a very helpful way for a teachers peace of mind and further ability to create a safe learning environment. The teacher should also have individual talks with the students that created the problem. Creating a positive environment produces a powerful ripple effect that continually enhances learning: when students can see the humor in their mistakes, celebrate their successes, and feel empowered as change agents, they will actively engage in learning and, consequently, learn more effectively.
Far from promising easy solutions and instant results, these strategies will increase students' capacity to tolerate the discomfort that comes with working hard and to accept that there are no easy answers—that only critical thinking and perseverance lead the way to mastery.
The principles and strategies that follow will help you evaluate the challenges you face in the classroom and address them by infusing your practice with positive elements like humor, novelty, and fascination.
The first step is to examine the current state of your learning environment and assess how effective it is. A Learning Environment Analysis Take a day or two to be an observer in your own classroom, or invite a colleague to partner with you in reciprocal classroom observation.
It is helpful to conduct at least two observations: one on a day when you perceive things to be going smoothly and another during a high-stress period when you feel particularly overwhelmed—for example, around testing or report card time. Obviously, if you're working alone, you can't just stop teaching to observe your class, but take a step back whenever possible and record what you see for a technology-assisted boost, film the class period. Between transportation problems, peoples schedule issues, family problems, etc.
I have been given so many opportunities to grow in my knowledge through first hand experiences and learning through advice and guidance from my college professors, supervisor, collaborative teacher, and so many more that I have been surrounded by the past couple of months. One of the areas I believe I have grown the most in is how to create and maintain a positive learning environment During my field experience at S.
Elementary, I have observed Mrs. Branson using various techniques to reinforce positive behavior in her 3rd grade classroom. Her class consist of 23 diverse student learners from various racial, ethical, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Each student acquires individual wants and needs, and exhibits a range of behaviors Rababah examined some problems facing Arab learners with communication process at the English Department in Jordan University.
The researcher stated that the problems that Arab learners of English faced in communication, may be due to the methods of language teaching or it can be due to the learning situation which seems to be inappropriate for learning a foreign language.
In his study, the researcher examined students ' contribution levels through observations and interviews. The outcomes showed that the level of students ' achievement and interaction in oral communication in As the students enter the classroom, they hold a privilege to have their homework and binder work ready.
There are certain rules in which they have to follow everyday when they step inside the classroom. They have to be attentive to what they are doing and making sure they understand what they are responsible for doing.
As I entered the classroom the first time, I noticed that there was enough lighting to see the whole room What is wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Recent corporate scandal, many business school have offered more ethics and corporate responsibility courses. The American people have lost faith in corporate American and their primary responsibility to increase shareholders value. After owning my own voice the next most important thing I would like to incorporate in my teachings is bringing zeal to the table with creativity.
The only way to construct this into my teachings is creating an environment for learning. The fact that I know who I am and how I want to teach will help me become the superhero that I want to be. As someone who has been bullied most of her school life, I 'm inspired to become a teacher who helps spread awareness of how bullying can affect students and their studies.
This awareness will guide me to make the classroom a safe and a fun environment Describe the environment of the classroom that you observed. My teacher had a very crowded room.
She used a half circle set up that made moving through the room difficult. The teacher was laid back and I never heard her have to raise her voice at them once. There was a bit of side talking but nothing that ever really disrupted the flow of lessons. Identify the key instructional strategies that the cooperating instructor uses effectively.
How is critical thinking addressed. Not only does it allow students to shine, it also creates a mini-competition for achieving excellence. Students that would not normally care about their grades, really want to become part of the Club, especially once one of their friends has made it. As we have learned, adolescents are constantly seeking approval and a sense of belonging. Tutoring is another big classroom bonus for me to look for. There are times where I have needed tutoring for a subject, but had to go to the tutoring hall, which was not that helpful.
And inclusive classroom is basically a classroom where students have and fair and equal opportunity to learn. Diversity-Leaders need to know that they have to build accountability into their systems with regard to their managers taking responsibility for creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. Diversity initiatives can have important and interesting social justice benefits, but the real reason leaders pursue diversity programs is for innovation.
I will use this plan as a guide during the course of the year in order to help me make decisions, plan lessons, and work with students effectively. They must feel secure and know that their teacher has clear standards of conduct that will be enforced. Story maps. A professional teacher encompasses essential characteristics to teach at their highest level. Every person with autism has different characteristics. Alternatively, you could closely observe just a small sample of students throughout the entire period.
Remember to keep a full observation stance, and try not to leap to judgment. Things do sometimes happen despite the best efforts of the teacher to create a safe learning environment. Does the program arrange an effective environment. Target Behaviors The following target behaviors were identified through observations of the student, review of records, and interview with classroom staff