Positive Classroom Environment
Positive Behavior in the Classroom
Top 5 Tips for a More Positive Classroom
Tip #1-Develop Relationships
Tip #2- Mind your P's
Predictable-When you have a predictable classroom students know what to expect in your room. There are no surprises in the way that your class is run.
Proactive- Being proactive in the classroom means that you are one step ahead of the kids in the room. When you plan something, take a step back and think about what a student might do and how they might misbehave. Address those possible obstructions before they even start.
Tip # 3- Welcome Diversity
Tip #4- Positive Focus
Tip #5- F.A.I.L.= First Attempt In Learning
- Reflect on First Semester - Make a list of everything that is working well in your classroom. After you have spent some time reflecting on the positive, list the things that you wish went better or the areas that you can strengthen. Starting with the positive helps you realize that not everything is going terribly.
- Build on Your Sucess- After you have made your list of positive things happening in your classroom, start building on those positive things. What makes one hour of the day "click" better than other? Can you find a way to weave those successes into other classes or hours?
- Don't be Afraid to Start Over- If something isn't working; don't keep it. When you come back in January start something new. Have a conversation with your students about how the classroom hasn't been working and now we are going to try something different. Make a positive classroom the one New Year resolution that you keep!