Creating Positive Learning Environments

As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together. Today Kevin Stoller gives us ideas to make our learning environments more positive places to interact.

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Kevin Stoller – Bio As Submitted

Kevin Stoller is Co-Founder and CEO of Kay-Twelve, with the mission to improve 10,000,000 students' learning environments. He is the author of Creating Better Learning Environments and hosts the Better Learning Podcast.

 

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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3 comments

Kathy Moore November 7, 2019 - 7:32 pm

I love the ideas you have shared about creating a positive learning environments. I have students who get easily frustrated, and I try to stay positive as I help them solve their problems. Generally, we solve them with a positive attitude.

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Tierney Bodley November 25, 2019 - 11:23 am

Hi Vicki!
I am currently an Elementary Education major at the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently trying to build my Personal Learning Network for my EdTech Class with Dr. Leigh Zeitz. In response to your podcast, how can you make sure what you are doing in your classroom for seating is truly benefitting the student’s learning?

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Vicki Davis January 15, 2020 - 7:13 pm

Well, I think as you work with it, you have to measure how students are doing. students also have to rotate, typically, so you’ll notice a difference if students are doing better in a desk versus other seating. We just need to know our students and work towards what will help each child individually.

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