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1Creating Positive Learning Environments Ashford UniversityECD 305: Positive Learning EnvironmentsProfessor Erin Pillsbury August 10, 2020Creating Positive Environments
2I will observe and assess an existing learning environment and identify what I see that reflects what I have learned over the past few weeks but also what might need some adjusting based on my newly acquired knowledge or my personal style. Here, I will summarize the teacher’s responsibility in creating positive learning environments. I will also propose changes to the learning environment so that it will meet the guidelines from our course textbook. As the educator, it is my sole responsibility to create and maintain a positive learning environment for my students. The learning environments sets the foundation for building children’s attitudes towards school and learning. “Our classroom environment either promotes or distracts from our learning goals, encouraging or discouraging success for all children. The environment also affects children’s stress levels. A study of six-year-old children found that the greatest influence on children’s cortisol (a stress hormone) levels in early childhood programs was the environment” (Bullard, 2017). The learning environment is considered the third teacher in the classroom. The learning environment I will be evaluating is a pre-kindergarten classroom used to serve three to four-year-old children. The classroom is located in a pre-school building in Washington, DC. I will use Figure 5.7 from the text to evaluate the learning environment. This classroom environment is lacking in multiple areas. The learning centers arenot inviting as far as design and decoration. Materials are scarce; there are 16 students in the classroom, but not enough materials for each child to have one. Most materials are for the same developmental levels; there are not many that span multiple levels of

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Environmentalism, Natural environment, Falk, Bullard

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