How teachers can create a positive classroom environment

09/19/2012 | Edutopia.org

Creating a positive, trusting classroom environment for students includes avoiding the participation-inhibiting word "wrong," middle-school math teacher and coach José Vilson writes in this blog post. Among his other suggestions are to take any arguments with students outside the classroom and to give struggling students affirmation when they are on the right track. "Building a relationship means that you've opened a door for them to learn, making them receptive to what you have to say and giving them confidence to contribute as well," he writes.

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