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Teaching Environment and Instructional Tools

One of the most important things a teacher can do is provide a positive, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment for all students. All classrooms are comprised of both physical and psychological environments. Whenever possible the physical environment should reflect the instructional goals, and methods that will be used to teach the class. The psychological environment is how students feel about the community in the classroom, the effort instructors make to get to know each student and the culturally responsive practices that are used during class. Ask yourself the following questions as you work through identifying your physical environment, creating your psychological environment, and choosing the instructional tools that best fit with your teaching style and your content. When you are ready click on Step 2 to continue.

Questions to consider: