Explain how to establish and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment 7.3.1. Explain how to establish ground rules with learner’s to promote respect for each other. 9.3.2. Explain how to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others. 7.3.2.
* Explain how to establish and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment. 2. 3.1
Using my personal presence, presonal example, charisma and tools such as ground rules, I need to create the right first impression to ensure that my learners are aware of their responsibilities within the learning environment. I try to create an environment of support, collaboration and mutual respect. I am responsible for ensuring inclusivity of the learners and celebrating their diversity. I have a duty of care in respect of my learners and should get advice and guidance from my fellow professionals in areas I am unsure of. The environment should be in accordance with Health and Safety requirements allowing free movement and access, no trip hazards, safe, tested electrical equipment. I need to create a psychologically safe environment without intimidation or disrespect. I would do this by challenging inappropriate behaviour and encouraging positive behaviour. I could also refer learners back to the ground rules. Depending on the learning needs / progress of individuals I might need to adapt and target some parts of the course content. I need to minimise jargon and adapt my language and style to the needs of the participants. I need to create opportunities for networking, self-development and experimentation. I must also be aware of any perceived or real barriers to learning and make appropriate interventions. To do this I would confer with teaching assistants or ‘privately’ discuss any issues directly with learners.
Describe the sorts of problems that might occur when supporting learning activities and how to deal with these.
Eye contact: Teachers who make eye contact open the flow of communication and convey interest, concern, warmth and credibility.
The primary goal of workplaces is to produce goods and services. However, these places are also important in facilitating learning. Workplace erudition takes place when employees’ knowledge and experience are developed through taking part in daily work activities (Ashton 2004). For
All four processes- collaboration, consultation, teamwork, and co-teaching, as they occur in the school context, involve interaction among school personnel, families, and students working together to achieve common goals. (Dettmer, Dyck, Thurston, 2005, p. 7)
The importance of creating a learning environment that fosters learning, interaction, engagement, and motivation. I found that classroom management, rules, routines, and community building activities very fitting of this standard. The Classroom Management Plan, Classroom Expectations, Classroom Climate Activity, and a Student-Centered Discipline Plan will help the environment in the classroom.
All of the children at the daycare were playing, waiting for their parents to arrive and pick them up. The teacher assistant was fairly new, and still getting used to the schedule and rules all the children and staff had to follow. Several of the kids’ parents seemed to come rather late, so the new assistant decided it would be fine for the kids to play with the daycare toys until they were ready leave. The youngest pupil was four, and the oldest had just turned seven, so all the children were undeniably messy and careless during almost all of their lives. The assistant’s excused themselves temporarily, the newbie could definitely handle the remaining children and if not it could help teach and improve her skills.
The overall functioning of a classroom is impacted by trust, safety, and consistency. When a student does not feel safe he or she will reflect this through his or her behavior. Trust is important for students to take risks and allow learning to occur in the classroom. Trust, safety, and consistency are beneficial in the learning environment. A classroom where students feel safe, realize the teacher is consistent, and trust is developed, will allow students to grow and change socially, emotionally, and academically. This will offer a positive learning environment.
I plan to contribute by putting listening and putting forth ideas and opinions in class. I will also come prepared by doing the assigned readings. I am skilled in presentations and experience in various technologies so I can share my knowledge with my group. In large group discussions I have no trouble speaking my mind the same goes for small group discussions. I can support other classmates by reminding myself to let them speak when it is there turn and to listen as well. I will also not will side conversations while others are talking. I will remind classmates that they are free to speak their minds and that they should be entitles to their own opinions in this classroom. Fear of speaking one’s mind inhibits and environment where participation can thrive. I can connect with my classmates by talking to them inside and outside of class if I see
* Try to create a sense of community where the students feel more comfortable in front of each other. One suggestion made was to have the students sit in a circle.
The context for teaching and learning incorporates and refers to the following learning environments: physical, social, personal, and content-specific. The physical contexts for teaching and learning may include things like desk arrangements, classroom temperature, room lighting, classroom design and capacity, time of day, and so on (Shulman, 2004). Palmer (1998) says, “good teaching is always essentially communal [and] that teaching cannot be reduced to technique” (pg. 115). He then goes on to say “engaging students in the community of truth does not require that we put the chairs in a circle and have a conversation. A sense of connected can also be generated—in classes large and small—through lectures, lab exercises, fieldwork,
There are many things needed to create an environment more conducive to learning for each student, some of which include: