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Chapter 7 focuses on the classroom environment and culture. This chapter strongly suggests that establishing routines and a strong classroom culture will help to manage the classroom and prevent misbehaviors. Students should feel that they are included and appreciated for the work that they contribute in the class. Creating a space or a routine that acknowledges student work that shows effort or improvement will allow the classroom to become a place where hard work is rewarded and mistakes are seen as a path to improvement. Appropriate academic rigor is also a key in classroom management. There will ideally be less opportunity for the students to misbehave when they are fully engaged and challenged with the classwork.

In order to have a classroom that embraces growth, it is necessary to give immediate feedback. Feedback must be manageable, constructive, and timely. In the beginning of the year, I found that students would not read my feedback since I gave it to them too late. They have already put that assignment in the past, so they were not  interested in what I had to say about it anymore. I also found that I listed too many ways things to improve that it became unmanageable. Now when I give feedback, I only list one or two priorities and the next steps that are necessary in order to improve. Parental involvement is also key to a sound classroom and school culture. If parents are aware of what their child is doing in school, they can help to foster a deeper connection and responsibility to education.

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

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