This blog offers great ideas that help free up space within the classroom. Having extra space will allow for open areas so that we can designate certain areas for work spaces. Organized classrooms can contribute to creating a positive classroom climate in that it allows for optimizing space. The students need to be able to work together on projects and limited space will hinder their abilities to collaborate. Optimizing space with classroom organization will help make the classroom more safe and more positive to allow for better quality of learning.
Creating a successful classroom climate has many educational benefits. Most importantly, in a successful classroom, students are able to enhance learning. In my classroom, I would like to create a "warm" environment by being approachable and supportive. I would also consider changing the physical space into a more "warm" atmosphere. Having a "warm" environment enhances the quality of learning within the classroom. In addition to creating a "warm" environment, being enthusiastic and having high expectations for my students also contribute to creating a successful classroom climate in the classroom. These factors will help me create a positive classroom climate so that I can maximize the potential of my students.
Teaching classroom management is hard. Maybe we could focus more on building a positive classroom culture/environment so that our student's receive the attention they need instead of focusing on how to appropriately teach new teachers how to manage disruptive behaviors. We can build positive classroom climates in several ways like ensuring our classroom's physical space is setup for interaction between the teacher and with other students. Instead of forcing new teachers to take courses on how to management classroom behaviors (we all know we can't learn everything in a classroom anyway), we should be teaching our new teachers how to setup and maintain a classroom environment that the kids feel safe, supported, and challenged throughout the year. With a great classroom climate, student's should feel that they receive a lot of attention and this in return should reduce the number of disruptive classroom behaviors.
Peter Clausen, Chairman of the School Board at Ordrup in Gentofte, Denmark, a parent in the school design process, describes the multiple-space school. This place is the Seven Spaces of School Design embodied.
This video was a build on after learning about the Ewan McIntosh's video of the seven spaces of technology. I really like the idea of having secret spaces for the children. As this video stated, secret spaces really show value to individuality. Additionally, I like that all classrooms have modern, movable furniture that can be manipulated and changed. Lastly, I really like the open-space atmosphere. While I was watching this video, after seeing the first video, I feel like students do have the space that fosters creativity and individuality while also fostering collaboration. The seven spaces of technology really does help show that the physical space in a classroom plays a major role in student's learning.
A positive atmosphere can make a classroom a more pleasant place to be and, in turn, a more effective, motivating place to learn. It's simple to do, and it can have positive results on the achievement of students. Change how you interact...
There are several helpful tips in this Wikihow about creating a postive classroom space. Classroom spaces should positive and welcoming to students to make them feel safe. Positive messages should be displayed on walls to maintain the positive atmosphere. Additionally, interaction with our students should be positive to provide encouragement to our students. All these suggestions will help to create a more peaceful atmosphere for the classroom so that students are able to fully engage in learning.
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I currently work for a Quaker school that mirrors the school architectural design method in this video. The school has large hallways and a common area that enable students to better connect with each other formally and informally. Additionally, the pedagogical structure of the Quaker school also relates to the methods discussed in this video. The school focuses on building a community that is explicitly built into the curriculum. The student’s really know each other and their teachers as well as the teachers really know their students. Like the video stated, this kind of relationship ensures that no student falls between the crack. I have also noticed that this pedagogical-style method really helps reduce discipline issues. It is very rare that a student has behavioral problems because he or she wanted attention. This is directly related to the great amount the attention students receive. Building a school the supports a more engaged, healthy, safe, supportive, and challenged environment allows students to build confidence while building competence.
Build a positive school culture that focuses on fostering learning, creativity, building communities, and helps to reduce discipline problems. PBL is a great way to build the foundation needed to create a positive school culture.
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