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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Creating Productive Learning Environments Characteristics of Productive Learning Environments- productive learning environment: a classroom that is orderly and focuses on learning A Focus on Learning-Productive learning environments are important because they promote learning for all students A Focus on Learners-Learner centered: 1) classrooms as learning communities 2) personal and social development 3) positive classroom climate CLASSROOMS AS LEARNING COMMUNITIES- learning communities: classrooms in which the teacher and all the students work together to help everyone learn 1) Inclusiveness 2) Respect for others 3) Safe and security 4) Trust and connectedness PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT- personal development: the growth of enduring personality traits that influence the way individuals interact with their physical and social environments. - social development: the advances students make in their ability to interact with and get along with others. - perspective taking: the ability to understand the thoughts and feelings of others. - social problem-solving skills: the ability to resolve conflicts in ways that are beneficial to all involved. 1) observe and interpret social cues 2) identify social goals 3) generate strategies 4) implement and evaluate the strategies-other social skills:-respect for others-working cooperatively with classmates-empathy and compassion-appreciation of diversity POSITIVE CLASSROOM CLIMATE- classroom climate: the emotional and psychological environment of a classroom. The Human Dimension of Productive Learning Environments-caring, personal teaching efficacy, positive teacher expectations, modeling/enthusiasm Caring: An Essential Element in Teaching- caring: a teachers investment in the protection and development of the young people in...
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- Spring '11