The classroom environment can have a profound impact, good or bad, on student learning and achievement. The design, layout, seating arrangement, décor, and even lighting can go a long way toward setting the tone, “feel,” and atmosphere of a classroom. Teachers often have to work in less than ideal environments under less than ideal circumstances. However, despite limitations, events and situations beyond their immediate control (e.g., room size, broken air conditioner, lack of resources), a primary goal of educators is to create and maintain a classroom learning environment that is as positive and productive as possible. We will help you make the most of your classroom environment!What works for one teacher may not for another. What is optimal for one learning context may not be for another. However, two factors remain constant: the physical design of your classroom must take into account both learning and behavioral consequences. We often focus on instruction at the expense of behavior management, but in fact, both are essential and interrelated. Therefore it is of vital importance to consider how the physical design of your classroom supports learning AND appropriate student behavior.
Bringing it all together and much more!
- Learn strategies to face the out of control student: Five immediate steps to take to regain classroom control.
- Eliminate arguments, multiple warnings, and repeated requests–forever.
- Say good-bye to classroom management approaches that make more work for you, the teacher.
- Earn respect.
- Wipe out misbehavior.
- Increase positive behavior.
- Never again “drain valuable teaching time” on matters of discipline!
- Maximize student learning.
Teachers will know...
...how to detect and correct classroom problems without stopping teaching.
...how to avoid power struggles.
...how to set effective limits.
...how to arrange and design the classroom environment for maximum performance (including 15 powerful desk arrangements from traditional to unorthodox).
...how to teach students to behave appropriately in class and in social settings.
...how to zoom through the curriculum like never before.
...how to firmly but fairly carry out disciplinary actions.
...how to NEVER again give multiple warnings or repeated requests!
...how to build and maintain trust with challenging children.
...how to reach at-risk children and turn them into productive classroom members.