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This section provides information about creating positive classrooms.

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Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Every classroom in Ontario’s publicly-funded schools is made up of a variety of students; each with different needs, different learning styles, different levels of prior knowledge and different interests. How can you engage all of these students in learning over the course of the year?

You must create and maintain a positive learning environment. A positive learning environment is one that ensures positive experiences leading to student engagement, learning and development. A positive learning environment provides a place where:

Creating a positive learning environment is a long term process. However, there are some basic effective teaching strategies contained in this information that can be used in short term assignments as well.

Setting the Stage