In this grade 4/5 classroom, students are engaged and motivated to do work not only because it's an energized workshop environment, but because their teacher builds a safe and inclusive classroom. Pete takes time to get to know his students, he builds a positive relationship and by providing a hands on activities, he is able to observe the abilities and potential of each and every student. It's rare to see Pete sitting at his desk, instead he is sitting with students, listening in on groups or conferring with individuals. The relationships he builds in his classroom creates a positive climate where students feel like valued members and it promotes curiosity and interest.
How do you promote positive relationships in your classroom?
How do you create a positive classroom environment?