Creating a postive learning environment in elementary schools, preschools, and child care centers

Creating a positive learning environment

This is our specialty! We help elementary schools, preschools, and child care providers deliver an exceptionally high quality of teaching by creating an innovative classroom environment for young children.

One of our keys to success? Designing and delivering balanced learning for students through active learning strategies.

Active learning strategies: Order our free Tips for Teaching Children Using Active Learning Activities how-to guide—including practical advice on classroom layout and step-by-step instructions—written by an educational consulting expert with decades of successful teaching experience.

Another key to success involves identifying the different learning styles in children and developing effective classroom management techniques to work with—rather than against—the learning styles present in your classroom. This naturally leads to building developmentally appropriate classrooms... and the rewards can be great.

Want to know more? Jump over to our teacher workshops, where we offer classroom management tips on this topic and others to teachers, preschool and elementary school administrators, and child care providers. Select the one that best addresses your current needs and we'll customize it to your school or classroom environment for no extra charge.

We also provide coaching and consulting to child care centers, preschools and elementary schools as well as to individual teachers and child caregivers. Contact us to discuss your individual goals.

Teaching students with special needs

When teaching students with special needs, active learning activities can also be enormously helpful.

Inclusion in the classroom becomes important as well—teaching a child with special needs in the same classroom as other students for most or part of the day, encouraging advanced social development in all children in your classroom at the same time academic learning takes place.

Benefits of inclusion: Studies have shown that inclusive classrooms benefit not only children with special needs, who enjoy positive effects in reading, communication, social skills and other areas, but the other young children in the classroom. The long term effects of the inclusive classroom for these students include greater empathy and leadership skills along with more positive perceptions of those with disabilities.

Implementing inclusion in the classroom while meeting the different academic and social development needs of all your students can seem challenging, but in reality it simply requires a different set of classroom management techniques. Helping teachers successfully include a child with special needs in their classrooms is one of the most rewarding parts of our work in educational consulting.

(If you're considering introducing inclusion into your classroom, consider attending our teacher workshop Inclusive Classrooms: Meeting the Challenge.)

 

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