Positive Learning Environments: Creating and Maintaining Productive Classrooms
Positive Learning Environments: Creating and Maintaining Productive Classrooms introduces the key concepts you need to know to create and maintain your classroom as a positive learning environment. It begins by introducing four essential components that create a positive, productive learning environment. These positive practices help you establish classrooms that recognise and encourage appropriate behaviours while reducing the probability of inappropriate behaviours. It then examines the four main groups of evidence-based approaches to managing student behaviour: behavioural, cognitive behavioural, psychoeducational and social justice approaches. For each it discusses the theories that inform them, their practical applications for fostering appropriate behaviours and also when and how to use them to proactively intervene, if necessary. By the end you are empowered to develop your individualised classroom management plan: one that suits your own theoretical beliefs, professional philosophy and teaching style.