Classroom Environment Reflection
This reflection details the ways my cooperating teacher and I established a positive classroom environment by promoting social contact, feelings of security and shelter, symbolic identification, task instrumentality, pleasure, and growth. These characteristics reflect Steele's six functions. While we included components of each characteristic in our classroom, we adjusted the components to best meet our students' needs. As a result of our efforts, our students quickly became involved in the classroom community.
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This board depicts our individual behavior system. When a student break a class rule, he or she must pull a level from his/her hat. Each level has a specific consequence. As a student pulls more levels, the consequences become more serious. Each day, the students begin with all three levels. This promotes our belief that students should have continuous opportunities to improve.