Effective Learning Environments
An effective learning
environment is a positive and productive environment.
This includes preventing and responding to misbehaviour,
time well, creating an atmosphere conducive to interest, and
the permission of activities that engage students' minds and imaginations.
Use of Time:
It is important that as a teacher
one uses all of the available time that they have. There are ways
to prevent lost time. Prevent late starts and early finishes on
classroom time. Also, teachers should prevent interruptions and
from digressing from the topic at hand. As well, it is important
that teachers don't spend too much time on routine things before
they start down to the actual teaching. As well, students should
minimize the time they take away from their lessons to discipline.
As well, you can use your time more effectively if the lesson
is engaging and interesting and students become focused, stopping
time that would be taken if students were getting side-tracked.
The lesson should be kept smooth and flowing and breaks in it
prevented. Smoothness to the lesson allows the class to maintain
focus during the lesson.
Practices that contribute to effective classroom management:
1) Start the year out right: Teachers actions
at the beginning of the year are important to student behaviour
later in the year. More successful teachers have a specific plan
for introducing students to classroom rules and procedures, and
spend time making sure the students follow these.
2) Setting class rules: It is important that
these rules are set early on in the year. Class rules should be
few in number, make sense, seem fair to students and be clearly
explained and taught.
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