Positive environment creates better learning. I have been associated with a high school in my city for 14 years. I joined this school as a chemistry help and gradually I have become the Head of the science department. Over the years I have seen the school grow leaps and bounds. There are a few factors that I believe have contributed highly in making this school one of the best in not only the state, but the country too. Among these factors, one of the most important is positive classroom environment.
What is positive classroom environment?
Positive classroom environment is the learner friendly atmosphere in the class. It is the task of the teachers and school administration to give the students a classroom environment that will help them in grasping the lessons faster and better. Every student in the class must feel welcomed, important, observed and appreciated. As a chemistry help while teaching I always strived to create a healthy learning environment in my class because that invariably made my students more attentive.
How to create a positive classroom environment?
Be it chemistry tuition class or an art and craft class, the atmosphere of the class will affect the learning process. As a teacher I would advise the following factors to be considered to create that environment in your class.
Making rules and following them
As a teacher it is my responsibility to maintain decorum in the class. This will help in the smooth operation of the class, teaching the students to be disciplined and creating the right atmosphere for learning. Yes, there must be freedom of expression for the students, but there must also be rules to guide their behavior.
Developing a positive peer relationship among the students
If the students are not happy in the class, if they do not have friends, if they do not enjoy coming to school, they will not learn. A sad and depressed mind is not very receptive. Therefore to make sure that the student enjoys his lessons and wants to stay in the class, not forced to stay in the class, I develop a friendly atmosphere. There are various activities that are introduced so that they feel like a group and enjoy each other’s company.
Developing a positive teacher student relationship
Finally, the most critical relationship is the student teacher relationship. Ever since I was the new chemistry help in this school till today I strive to maintain a healthy relationship with all the students. I am their friend, mentor, guide and teacher.