Learning environment

Developing and maintaining a positive learning environment is a foundation for effective teaching. Given the complexity of the learning environment and all the factors that influence this environment, there are no magical solutions to achieving this goal.

Although there are some general guidelines that work successfully for many effective strategies, the important thing to keep in mind about managing the learning environment is that it is an ongoing active process in which the teacher must be a careful observer, communicator, facilitator and manager.

The resources in this section offer general information and strategies related to learning management. They offer ideas and reflective questions for dealing with common classroom management issues. We strongly encourage faculty to dialogue with experienced peers about various issues and strategies.

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