A positive learning environment: establishing expectations (Part 4)
This is the last of a four-part series of articles from Verissimo Toste, an Oxford teacher trainer, about establishing a positive learning environment in the classroom. Here he shares some practical ways to minimise disruptions during classes.
What do you expect from your students? Sit down for a few moments and think about your classes. Think about where you are as the class begins. What are you doing? Where are the students? What are they doing? As you think about the class, note down anything you would like to improve. Don’t worry if it’s easy or difficult. Just note it down. Then, look back at your notes and decide on 3 to 5 points you want to work on immediately.
After reflecting on my classes of about 25 teenagers, these were the four aims I came up with:
– The classroom is in order.
– Students are ready for class.
– Classes begin more efficiently.
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