Having Clear & Explicit Classroom expectations
Research shows that teachers that have predictable, clear, and explicit classroom expectations are able to spend more class time on instruction and less time addressing problem behaviors. Students thrive academically and behaviorally when rules are predictable, clear and consistent.
Setting the tone for your classroom & the expectations the first day of school
Remember it is what you allow your students to do, it's not just what you say the rules are. It's necessary to be consistent and predictable in order to see the behavior that you desire from your students.
Briefly review expectations prior to having student begin activity
Example of a teacher quickly reviewing the expectations, prior to having his students begin an activity. Remember the one doing the talking is doing the learning. So allow opportunity for students to tell you what the expectations are.
Using Praise To Enhance Student Learning Outcomes Modules
Research has clearly demonstrated that having the mindset that you are either smart or not smart has serious negative consequences for learning. Fortunately, one powerful way that you can intervene as a teacher is by being careful about how you give students praise. Offering praise for students' work and efforts can alter this mindset so that students can begin to view their own intelligence as something that can be developed. This mindset of developing intelligence will increase students' ability to "bounce back" in the face of academic setbacks and other difficulties.
Classroom management to promote a positive learning environment
How to prevent and cope with discipline problems
Improving The Student-Teacher Relationship Modules
Improving students' relationships with teachers has important, positive and long-lasting implications for both students' academic and social development. Research shows that those students who have close, positive and supportive relationships with their teachers will attain higher levels of achievement than those students with more conflict in their relationships.
Brain Functioning Affects On Learning
Just because you have a classroom full of students who are about the same age doesn't mean they are equally ready to learn a particular topic, concept, skill, or idea. It is important for teachers and parents to understand that maturation of the brain influences learning readiness. For teachers, this is especially important when designing lessons and selecting which strategies to use.
How do your students think
Before beginning instruction on any new topic, teachers need to know their students' preconceptions because learning, and therefore instruction itself, varies depending on whether preconceptions agree with the concepts being taught or contradict those concepts.
Link: Students preconceptions
Using Classroom Data To Give Feedback To Students To Improve Learning
The research shows significant increases in student learning when teachers:
Bullying Module For Teachers
We cannot fully understand the factors that lead to academic achievement without knowing about the social environment of children in school. For example, children who have few friends, who are actively rejected by the peer group, or who are victims of bullying are unlikely to have the cognitive and emotional resources to be able to do well in school (Juvonen & Graham, 2014).Bullying can have long-term effects on students' academic achievement.
Additional Classroom Strategies/Interventions for promoting a positive classroom environment