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Creating a Positive
Learning Environment
Darbey, Katherine, Jessica, and Chelsey
Routines and Procedures
Procedures and routines describe how
activities are accomplished in classroom.
Routines should be established to cover the
following areas:
1. Administrative Routines
2. Student movement
3. Housekeeping
4. Lesson-running routines
5. Interactions between teacher and students
6. Talk among students
Rules
Rule: statements specifying expected and
forbidden behaviors
-Dos & Don’ts
-Written and posted
-Consider your atmosphere
-Positive
-Observable
-Consistent with school rules
Rules in the
Elementary Classroom
Examples:
1. Respect and be polite to all people
2. Be prompt and prepared
3. Listen quietly while others are speaking
4. Obey all school rules
Note: Students should be taught the
behaviors the the rule includes and
excludes
Consequences
-Must be taught before rules get broken
-Natural/Logical
-“Do it right”
-7 categories
Who sets them?
-Sense of community
-Trust
-Teacher, Students, or Both?
Effective Vs. Ineffective Teachers
Effective Teachers:
Are well organized from day one
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Dealt with the student’s pressing concerns first
o Ex. “Where do I put my things?”
Are explicit about their expectations
Had workable, easily understood set of rules
Taught rules with lots of explanation, examples, and
practice
Effective Vs. Ineffective Teachers
Ineffective Teachers:
Classrooms were more disruptive and less on task
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Let students wander around the room aimlessly
Rules were not workable
Rules were too vague or very complicated
Frequently left the room
Become absorbed in paperwork and were disorganized

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