Though socioeconomic status, class size, and teacher credentials certainly are important, research indicates that collective efficacy—a shared belief among teachers that they can help students succeed—has the greatest impact on student achievement (Goodwin, 2010)
"Research suggests students learn best in a pleasant, friendly climate where they
Feel accepted by their teachers and peers.Feel a sense of safety and order because academic expectations, instructions, and purpose for assignments are clear.Feel confident in their ability to complete tasks successfully.See value in the learning activities. (Marzano et al., 1997; McCombs & Barton, 1998)"
"Literacy-rich environments, as endorsed by the International Reading Association, have a significant impact on what goes on in the classroom and set the stage for interactions with a wide variety of genres...
Perhaps we should begin by focusing attention on the classroom environment and making certain that it is a place that supports and encourages literacy learning. A literacy-rich environment not only supports the standards set by the Common Core, but also provides a setting that encourages and supports speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a variety of authentic ways – through print & digital media."