No Fear Classrooms

Mia DaMommio - Dallas Baptist University

As teachers, we need to create safe and supportive learning environments!

In order for students to learn best, they acquire knowledge in an environment where they feel safe to learn and explore new information. In addition, students need to know that the teacher supports and encourages them!

These seem like basic knowledge, but many teachers use fear as a control mechanism in the classroom. By eliminating fear altogether, teachers can create classrooms in which they see the following behaviors from their students: