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This fourth edition offers more than 1,000 brain-friendly strategies and examines standards-based lesson planning, learning styles, and positive teaching mind-sets to enhance student results.

Learning Environment
Learning environment

With all the hours spent in a classroom, the environment has a cumulative effect on both students and teachers. Many students consider their school environment an obstacle to learning. How can you change students' negative associations about a classroom? An artfully designed and carefully planned positive-suggestive environment can do 25 percent of your teaching for you. Conversely, a poorly designed learning environment can significantly detract from the learning process.

Every moment that the students' eyes are not on you, they are taking in the classroom—sometimes in parts, sometimes as a whole. The environment they take in must reflect your end purposes, or you risk getting poor results. This chapter gives you general guidelines for providing positive learning environments. ...

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