Creating an effective learning environment

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A positive lesson climate provides the most effective learning environment. Pupils should be expected to learn and remain on task, supported by a committed and enthusiastic teacher who is confident, authoritative and clearly in control of the situation, but who also demonstrates understanding and sensitivity. As a student teacher, reader may find organisation and management of lessons daunting and these are likely to be one of their major foci early in their school placement, although their ability to organise and manage lessons develops over time. An effective learning environment must reflect the needs of those who are accessing the learning, that is, the individual needs of pupils. To achieve a positive learning environment/lesson climate reader must establish positive relationships with their pupils and aim to enhance self-esteem and motivation to participate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA practical guide to teaching physical education in the secondary school
EditorsSusan Capel, Joanne Cliffe, Julia Lawrence
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780429061318
ISBN (Print)9780367183929, 9780367183936
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Teaching Guides
PublisherTaylor & Francis


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