Classroom Environments and Climate Setting
Student Performance Objectives:
- The teacher candidate will explain what is meant by the four forms of effective classroom atmospheres: student-centered, knowledge-centered, assessment-centered, and community-centered classrooms.
- The teacher candidate will provide examples for each of the four forms of effective classroom atmospheres
- The teacher candidate will explain the importance of classroom climate setting.
- The teacher candidate will provide and explain at four techniques of classroom climate setting.
- The teacher candidate will explain the important of setting clear performance goals and achieving proper closure in an inquiry lesson.
- The teacher candidate will define risk aversion and provide several techniques for overcoming it in resistive students.
Effective Classroom Atmospheres (PowerPoint presentation)
Resistance to Inquiry (PowerPoint presentation)
Overcoming Risk Aversion (PowerPoint presentation)
Minimizing resistance to inquiry-oriented science instruction: The importance of climate setting (An article explaining how to deal effectively with students, peers, parents, and administrators)
(last updated 4/14/09)