Building A Positive Classroom Environment
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This paper examines the impact of the educational environment on a child's ability to thrive in a preschool classroom. First, the paper describes how a successful preschool is designed physically to encourage learning. Then, the paper explores methods a teacher can use to improve a child's learning environment, such as new toys and art supplies. Finally, the paper analyzes the situation of Tabitha, a child who is having difficulty adjusting to her early childhood learning environment. The paper concludes with the author developing a plan to integrate and improve Tabitha's experience at preschool.
From the Paper:"Having identified two possible sources of Tabitha's actions, I will turn to the final source--the environment created by the children. Although arguments have occasionally broken out regarding the sharing of toys and the like, I note that the children generally socialize well together. However, I also note that a new student, John, has had trouble fitting in with the others. In addition, I realize that John and Tabitha have been spending time together at the art table, where just yesterday a different student criticized John's drawing. Because "school is not a positive event if the student encounters failure or is embarrassed by his/her lack of achievement" (Guetzole, n.d., p.2) I plan to speak to both John and Tabitha about the incident, making sure that they both feel confident of their work and friendship. Next, I will plan a lesson to encourage all students to review their classmates' work positively..."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "A Preschool Classroom." (n.d.) Retreived June 10, 2009, from Creating a Preschool Environment. Web Site: http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=14043
- "Developing a positive environment for learning." Retrieved June 10, 2009, from the Early Child Education Leadership Management and Administration. Web Site: http://www.lead.ece.govt.nz/Publications/ProvidingPositiveGuidance/Developing/DevelopingPositiveEnvironment.htm
- Guetzloe, E. (n.d.). Providing A Positive School Environment. Retrieved June 10, 2009, from the Behavioral Institute. Web Site: http://www.behavioralinstitute.org/Resources/Providing A Positive School Environment paper_Guetzloe.pdf
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