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Developing a strong learning community in the classroom.

A learning community is not something that happens by accident. It is an environment that must be shaped and encouraged to grow, much like a plant. If you neglect a plant, don't water it and let weeds grow up around it, it will be stunted, ugly and may even die. The classroom environment needs to be nurtured in much the same way.

Having a good relationship with students helps encourage a learning environment in the classroom. AS you go to their sports or music events, ask how their family is doing and greet them in the supermarket you are showing that you care about their lives outside of the classroom. The tendency will be for them to reciprocate that care for them by respecting you more in the classroom and desiring to learn the material for your sake if not for their own interest in what is being studied.

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A learning community is not something that happens by accident. It is an environment that must be shaped and encouraged to grow, much like a plant. If you neglect a plant, don't water it and let weeds grow up around it, it will be stunted, ugly and may even die. The classroom environment needs to be nurtured in much the same way.

Having a good relationship with students helps encourage a learning environment in the classroom. AS you go to their sports or music events, ask how their family is doing and greet them in the supermarket you are showing that you care ...

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This discussion focuses on how to develop and maintain an atmosphere of learning and acceptance in the classroom. What steps can be taken to ensure that a learning community is maintained? Over 350 words of original text.

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