Task 6

Task 6 U1 AC 2.1

Safe learning environment

Creating a classroom that is organized and by mutual respect makes it a lot easier to teach effectively, and one of the most important things teachers can do to promote learning is to create classroom environments where students feel safe. If you’re using interactive approaches such as small groups and cooperative learning, it’s especially important to create a classroom where students feel safe asking questions and contributing to discussions.

There are a number of things teachers can do to set up classrooms that feel safe and well-organized.  
First, be sure the classroom is clean, orderly, and inviting. Look at the classroom, is a place that is distracting, or a place that encourages students to do their best.

Arrange your classroom so that resources are to hand.   All the books, calculators and materials, are within easy reach, so that you not having to stop teaching or turn your back on your students.

Make it easy to supervise students.   Place mirrors next to the dry board or screen so that even when you may have to turn your back to write on the board, you can still keep an eye on students.

Ask students to write on the board for you. It encourages students to be engaged.   It will also allow me to keep focused on students. In the long run, engaging students in learning will make teaching more effective.

Organize the physical space of the classroom for movement and interaction. Make it easy for students to pull their desks together to do small group work. Set up so that it is easy to walk around.   This helps make teaching more engaging. It also helps with classroom control.

Students to participate and ask questions. No matter what a student says, respond with respect. and teach them to show respect for one another.

Work together with other teachers and administrators to encourage positive interaction among students. If you want students to be interactive and engaged in your class, what...