Dear Ask a Teacher,
How can I create a positive and productive classroom environment for all my students? I want my students to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas without fear of ridicule or risk of censure.
Positively In Charge
Hello, Positively in charge!
Teachers play an important role in setting the classroom environment. In fact, the way students interact with each other and the work in front of them is largely dictated by this it. And creating a positive class environment is invaluable for building trust and getting results.
When it comes to setting a positive classroom culture, a good place to start is with core values.
Which values, mindsets, and people skills do you want to encourage? If you can settle on three to four core values to consistently model and reinforce in your classroom, you’re likely to end up with the environment you want.
Below are four of the most popular core values along with ideas on how to make them part of your class culture.