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Discover powerful ways to connect with your students!
All too often, managing a classroom means gaining control, dictating guidelines, and implementing rules. Designed for any teacher struggling with student behavior, motivation, and engagement, Developing a Learning Classroom explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through three critical concepts?relationships, relevance, and rigor. Discover how you can: Develop an interactive learning mindset; Create a safe environment where students question, explore, and discover; Uncover a student's learning profile as well as your own teaching style; Use student input to create classroom practices and procedures; Apply brain-based instructional strategies to keep students engaged; Use student surveys and a personal education plan to improve learning environments
Filled with classroom stories, starter worksheets, and action steps, this book reveals the secrets to transforming an ordinary classroom into an extraordinary learning community!
Chapter 1: What Is a Learning Classroom? How to Develop Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor
What Is a Learning Classroom? How to Develop Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
Jerry, an eager preservice teacher, was starting a class on behavior management before student teaching. In previous classes, he learned instructional theory and strategies. However, he continued to have nagging worries. Would his students listen to him? Would they behave? What if they didn't? Would he be able to relate to them? Would he have control and good classroom management? These fears preoccupied him. He didn't want anyone to know he felt this way.
Megan, Jerry's classmate, had similar concerns. She struggled with a perceived conflict between ...