Teachers can’t always maintain a completely positive classroom environment. Many factors are outside of their control, and indeed it can be difficult to have a lasting impact on students’ attitudes or their perceptions of themselves.
But there are plenty of ways to make small differences in students’ motivation levels, goals, expectations, attitudes, and more. When combined, these small differences start to add up to lasting change in overall classroom environment. Read the excerpt below to learn how to get more effort in your classroom climate.
Eric Jensen is a former teacher and cofounder of SuperCamp, the nation’s most innovative and largest academic enrichment program. He is the author of numerous popular books about teaching and brain-based education, including Teaching With Poverty in Mind (ASCD) and Enriching the Brain (Jossey-Bass).