How to create the perfect classroom climate:

Positive Relationships

It all begins with learning students' names as quickly as possible. Getting to know students as individuals also helps them feel they are valued. Authority should be balanced with an attitude of friendliness. Teachers should also help students develop positive relationships.

Ex:

  • Showing empathy and compassion for their students
  • Being a safe person for students
  • Knowing students as individuals, such as whose grandpa is sick or who had a weekend soccer game
  • Social circle on the first day of school so not only the students get to know each other but the teacher as well.

Respect

Teachers should not only expect respect from the students, but show them respect, as well. Respect often begins with getting to know others, particularly those with whom students do not normally interact. If you want your students to be respectful, you must model respect. Ex:Try to say only positive things about people. Stop students from gossiping about other studentsTry to make all your students feel like they are an integral part of the class. Every student is different; there is no need for you to point this out. If a student wants to share how they are different, that is ok, but pointing it out yourself is not ok.

Student Involvement

When teachers ask for students' feedback and ideas about classroom issues, students feel their opinions are important. Students may come up with workable solutions for class problems.

Assess their prior knowledge.Let them teach each other.Allow them to work together.Allow anonymous questions.

Class Identity

A sense of community depends on students seeing themselves as a group. Example: having a classroom routine and classroom traditions such as having a saying every morning as motivation.

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