Enquiry Questions Why do the students appear to be non-participative and not learning effectively? What can be done to increase student participation and effective learning?
Problem Statements As a teacher, it is important to… 1. Create a safe and positive classroom environment 2. Plan lessons with student learning processes in mind 3. Engage in objective post-lesson reflection
Problem Statement 1 As a teacher, it is important to create a safe and positive classroom environment.
Problem Statement 1 Why are the students so reluctant, anxious and fearful to participate in Ms Rita’s class? How does this affect learning? What can be done to remedy this problem?
Hypothesis 2 Increasing positive reinforcement and decreasing punishment will increase student participation, which will increase learning. 1. Do not humiliate or show obvious disapproval in response to student answers. Use cues, prompts and praise. Create a behavioural contract for both students and teachers.