ED 631 - Week 3 Breadcrumbs

As stated previously I have decided to delve into this course based off the strong foundation I have already created in my classroom. I plan to focus on creating and designing learning environments first and foremost because I feel that it is the foundation for everything else including student motivation and learning theories and models. After understanding how to create a learning environment that fosters social, emotional, developmental, and academic growth I then want to hone in on student motivation. I’d like to end the course with learning theories and models and how they apply to my classroom and what models I plan on implementing into my pedagogy.

For this weeks reading I focused on Chapter 7: Classroom Management and the Learning Environment. Many of the topics discussed throughout the text for this course specifically in Chapter 7 I have either experienced personally in my own classroom or I have already decided to implement a technique into my classroom. One thing that I found particularly interesting was the section “Responding to student misbehavior”. Personally I like to address issues in the classroom head on and nip them in the bud before they become larger issues or habits. Very rarely do I ignore misbehaviors because they will inevitably become habits and affect the learning environment that I am trying to build. Something that I would like to work on is using more body language to address misbehavior in my classroom rather than addressing it vocally. My students are very much human beings that have fluctuating emotions and when I do address certain instances of misbehaviors verbally they tend to get extremely defensive. This causes a confrontation and usually a larger distraction than I anticipated. Implementing nonverbal queues and proximity to warn off misbehavior is something that I plan on trying in my classroom so that the lesson and the overall atmosphere of the learning environment is one that is neutral/positive. I’ll be sure to let you guys know how this works for me in the weeks to come.

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

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