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Theories to consider in planning safe & rigorous classrooms

I need help with the theories of existentialism, idealism, realsim, and pragmatism and thier use in relation to educational planning. How will you take the best from each of these philosophies to create a rigorous and safe learning environment for all students?

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I hope my thoughts and ideas guide you in constructing your own safe and rigorous classroom ideas. I have included factual information, mixed with my own classroom experience to try and provide you with the best of both worlds. I included my references for you as well.


The aspects of idealism have an important place in the classroom. This philosophy tends toward the smartest kids in the classroom. It is often easy to let the low-level students consume the majority of the time in the classroom. Additionally, this approach recognizes the importance of recalling memorized facts. Certainly is it helpful for students to be able to recall some facts quickly. Do you agree? Multiplication tables are a good example of the importance of recall. It is also important to promote an environment with moral standards, as idealism favors. A classroom with moral standards is a safe learning classroom, as students are free to express their ideas without oppression. In short, I would borrow the idea of moral absolutes for my classroom, as well as the idea ...

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This solution discusses theories to consider when planning for a safe and rigorous classroom. Existentialism, idealism, realsim, and pragmatism are discusses in relation to educational planning. The text contains 589 words and references.