The academic achievement greatly depends on how the learning environment of the kids is set. If the teacher is not positive and encouraging enough for the students to learn, they will not be able to perform as good as they can. For a teacher to expect the best results from their students, they should be able to encourage positive learning in every classroom. Here are the ten ways to encourage positive learning in classrooms.
Address the needs
Every student has physical and psychological needs just as any adult does. They need the right environment for learning where they feel secure, loved, and powerful. They should get the freedom and novelty to explore the subjects rather getting forced to be content with what is served to them. When the teachers intentionally address their needs in the classroom, the students become comfortable and happier while learning.
Sense of order
A teacher should be able to manage the classroom to provide the right behavioural and academic expectations of students. The teacher should keep the students engaged in the sense of order while they are in the classroom. The order should include immediate engagement in the learning activities when the class starts, distribution of materials, covering the assignments, managing their desks and indulge in cooperative learning.
Getting to know each other
The teachers should make an effort to know their students. The students will not be confident to come up and tell about themselves. The teachers should always try to gain the trust of the students so they can share any problems with ease. They can start doing this by telling the students about themselves and indulge in a discussion where the kids can ask them anything.
While rewarding the bright students can encourage them more, it can have a negative impact on those who are trying. Let the students tackle their problems without expecting a reward. If at all, give them a reward for the combined group effort, so no one in the class feels devalued. Appreciate their strategies for tackling the problems instead of praising their results. Then the teachers can what the students learned from the activities and engaged everyone in the class to say a few words.
Being vulnerable develops trusts among kids way faster than any other approach. When you admit your mistakes, the students will feel the importance of learning from everyone. It also tells them that it is okay to make mistakes, and nobody is perfect. The students will learn to embrace their mistakes if the teachers do so. They will learn that they can learn from their mistakes rather than ignoring them completely.