Prior Knowledge Teacher must have: established rituals and routines Effective classroom management in place For extra support in these areas visit: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/735
Objectives LE1-Demonstrates knowledge of, interest in, and respect for students’ communities and cultures LE2-Fosters a supportive and respectful learning environment among students LE3-Motivates students to learn, take academic risks, and demonstrate classroom leadership
What does it look like? What factors contributing to a positive classroom culture and climate stood out to you? Create a list Which factors are currently present in your classroom? Create a list
Research Read, Strategies that create a classroom climate by Shapiro, Susie Read, Caring Classroom Community. Excerpted from Clock Watchers by McDermott and Quate. Find articles on the moodle menu under week 1
Questions to Ponder What does it mean to have a safe learning environment? What elements of a positive classroom culture and climate are you currently using? How is this evident in your classroom? What did you see or read that was new to you? What is your goal for trying something new this week?
Putting it all together Pick 1 new idea to try in your classroom this week with the intension of improving classroom culture and climate. Implement the new idea and reflect on the results. Did it go as planned? Will you use it again? How would you adjust it for future use? Join the discussion: Follow the discussion board link below and post your answer to this weeks discussion question.