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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!

How Do We Reach Our Students? How Procedures and Clear Expectations Develop a Learning Classroom
How do we reach our students? How procedures and clear expectations develop a learning classroom

“Consistency is very important. That means we need to consistently do the right thing for each student, not the same thing for all students.”

—Nic Cooper

Developing a learning community within a classroom begins with our relationship with ourselves, that is, understanding who we are in this process. Next, we need to understand who we are teaching as we explained in the previous chapter. Now we address specific strategies on how to create an environment to reach students in a setting that promotes relationships, relevance, and rigor in learning.

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