Graduation Year

2011

Location

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

9-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2011 10:00 AM

Description

In my study I aimed to investigate how to create a classroom environment that is caring and encourages academic higher learning. Additionally, I explored how such a classroom impacts the social and academic success of students. The study is a result of the ongoing development of a learning environment during my student teaching experience. In regards to classroom environment, I focused on teacher-student relationships and classroom management strategies. Through the initial and ongoing creation of a classroom, close observation, and extensive reflection, I discovered the effects relationships and management style have on students and their learning environment. I conclude that forming a relationship with each student based on trust, genuine interest, and support allows students to feel more comfortable taking academic and personal risks in the classroom. My research exposed me to a variety of management styles and allowed me to reflect on which is the most effective for me and my students, as well as gain ideas for my future as an effective educator.

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Promoting Academic and Social Success by Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

In my study I aimed to investigate how to create a classroom environment that is caring and encourages academic higher learning. Additionally, I explored how such a classroom impacts the social and academic success of students. The study is a result of the ongoing development of a learning environment during my student teaching experience. In regards to classroom environment, I focused on teacher-student relationships and classroom management strategies. Through the initial and ongoing creation of a classroom, close observation, and extensive reflection, I discovered the effects relationships and management style have on students and their learning environment. I conclude that forming a relationship with each student based on trust, genuine interest, and support allows students to feel more comfortable taking academic and personal risks in the classroom. My research exposed me to a variety of management styles and allowed me to reflect on which is the most effective for me and my students, as well as gain ideas for my future as an effective educator.