One aspect of a positive climate for learning is inclusiveness. This article provides the reader with 7 thought-provoking questions that can be used as a self-assessment of your school's or classroom's climate.
This practical article explains how to approach the development of a positive physical classroom climate in a systematic way. It might get you thinking about how to maximize the classroom you have, and look at it in a fresh way.
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, an infographic communicates much in just a few words. When it comes to fostering a positive social climate in your classroom the three areas displayed in this pie chart are a great place to begin.
The promotion of a climate in which students have a sense of belonging is analyzed in-depth in this empirically based article. You might be surprise to learn that this sense of belonging has less to do with fixed and objective aspects of the school and its circumstance, and more to do with the attitudes and practices that you, the educator, can control.
This educational brief explains the difference between school culture and school climate, and further identifies specific means by which a positive climate is created and student learning is supported.
If you're ready to dig deeper into the potential effect of various aspects of classroom environment on the learning of students, this thoughtful paper is sure to have you thinking about your own classroom practices. It delves into both the tangible and intangible aspects of creating a positive climate.