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ERIC Number: ED512385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 135
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5966-7142-3
The Supportive Learning Environment: Effective Teaching Practices
Hindman, Jennifer; Grant, Leslie W.; Stronge, James H.
Eye on Education
This entry in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice Series focuses on the characteristics of teachers who create supportive learning environments for their students. By conveying a sense of immediacy, credibility, and caring, they communicate to students in both verbal and nonverbal ways that are essential to cultivating a positive and productive learning community. In this book, the authors provide a comprehensive overview of the qualities of a supportive teacher. They offer a bridge between research-based theories and practical classroom applications, with templates, planning forms, and other reproducibles. The authors help teachers move toward establishing a learning environment that contributes to effective instructional practices. Topics include: engaging students and their families, effective communication, student ownership of the learning environment, and much more. Contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) What Dispositions Support Teaching and Student Learning?; (3) What Knowledge Do Teachers Need to Support Teaching and Learning?; (4) What Teacher Skills are Necessary for a Positive Learning Environment?; (5) Conclusion; (6) Reproducible Resources; and (7) Annotated Bibliography and References.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A