How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom?
We’ve all encountered “toxic” learning environments–apathetic students, disillusioned faculty, an entire roomful of people waiting for class to just end, already. Keeping the classroom climate positive is the responsibility of both sides. Learn valuable concepts you can put to work right away in every class.
Creating a positive classroom climate
We’ve all encountered “toxic” learning environments–apathetic students, disillusioned faculty, an entire roomful of people waiting for class to just end, already.
But of course, that’s far from what you (or your students) really want.
You want a robust, positive learning environment, in which everyone understands and appreciates why they’re spending time together.
If you have twenty minutes, you can learn how to promote exactly that sort of environment. We will help you transform a classroom from hum-drum to humming in no time flat.
In this idea-filled presentation, you’ll learn from Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., consultant, editor of The Teaching Professor and professor emerita at Penn State-Berks.
She shares valuable concepts you can put to work right away in every class.
In just 20 minutes, you’ll discover:
- How positive classroom climates are created
- Who creates them
- How they’re maintained
- Specific ways you can contribute
- How you can help your students contribute
- The “pet peeves” of both faculty and students, and how to overcome them
- What constitutes a memorable, positive experience for students and faculty alike
A small investment of your time will show you how to create a collaborative, engaged classroom experience that everyone will appreciate.
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Maryellen Weimer has edited The Teaching Professor newsletter since 1987 and writes the Teaching Professor Blog.
The Teaching Professor Blog features a new weekly post from Maryellen on such topics as: the scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom policies, active learning, assessment, generational differences, and student performance.
She is a professor emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State Berks and won Penn State’s Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching in 2005. Dr. Weimer has a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Penn State.
Dr. Weimer has consulted with over 450 colleges and universities on instructional issues and regularly keynotes national meetings and regional conferences throughout the US and Canada.
She has published several books, including: Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning: Professional Literature that Makes a Difference (Jossey-Bass, 2006), Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2002).
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