Domain 2: The Classroom Environment
Component 2a: Creating an environment of respect and rapport
Component 2b: Establishing a culture of learning
Component 2c: Managing classroom procedures
Component 2d: Managing student behavior
Component 2e: Organizing physical space
"The future of the world is in my classroom today."
Classroom Environment is an exciting domain. A teacher's classroom is constantly modifying because their students are constantly changing. It is hard to stick with one set of rules and classroom setting. This is why it is so important to be flexible when you are a teacher. As your students change so must you and your approach to the classroom structure. Two extremely important components of classroom environment are establishing a culture for learning and managing student behavior. Establishing a culture for learning is a very significant component because it deals very closely to the importance of the content of the subject. It gives the teachers the opportunity to challenge their students and the students are able to challenge themselves as they attempt to reach their full potential. Managing student behavior is another significant component of classroom environment. A teacher must be able to have a certain control in the classroom so that it can remain a learning environment. To maintain this environment and avoid misbehavior a teacher must be very clear about their rules and guidelines from the beginning.