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Monday, March 4, 2013

Creating a Positive Class Culture

How do you create a positive classroom culture? I know many people start thinking about this come March as we head into Standardized Testing Time and wrapping up the school year.

What went right? What can we approve? How can we redecorate starts circling around in our minds.


So what are my tips for creating a positive classroom culture?
       1. Create a welcoming classroom environment that you feel at home in.
       2. Taking risks and making mistakes are excellent ways to learn.
       3. Respect, honesty, and kindness are essential.
       4. Every person in this room is important to our individual success.
       5. Setting goals, both large and small, help propel us forward.
       6. Include others outside your classroom in your classroom community.

What are your tips for creating a positive classroom culture?

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At March 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM , Blogger Jessica Ann Stanford said...

I love using Joy Berry books to build a wonderful 'family' environment in our room!


Blessings,

Jessica

Jessica.Stanford@me.com

✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏

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At March 4, 2013 at 6:47 PM , Blogger vicky1970 said...

Hi Misty - you are so right! I start thinking about next year around now. Building a class family is so important -- The first thing I work on with a new group.
Vicky
:o)
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

 
At March 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

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At March 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

The one bulletin board in my room that never comes down is the "Welcome to the Room 202 Family" board. The Science teacher recently commented on how much my class seems like a family. I couldn't stop smiling. I attribute the family feeling in my room to Responsive Classroom and our twice weekly Morning Meetings. If building a sense of family is on your agenda for next year, you must look into Responsive Classroom. ~Stacy @ http://new-in-room-202.blogspot.com

 

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