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Supportive Learning Environment, The
Effective Teaching Practices

ISBN 9781596671423
Published January 21, 2010 by Routledge
142 Pages

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Book Description

This entry in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice Series focuses on the characteristics of teachers who create supportive learning environments for their students. By conveying a sense of immediacy, credibility, and caring, they communicate to students in both verbal and nonverbal ways that are essential to cultivating a positive and productive learning community.

In this book, Stronge, Grant, and Hindman provide a comprehensive overview of the qualities of a supportive teacher. They offer a bridge between research-based theories and practical classroom applications, with templates, planning forms, and other reproducibles. The authors help teachers move toward establishing a learning environment that contributes to effective instructional practices. Topics include: engaging students and their families, effective communication, student ownership of the learning environment, and much more.


  • What dispositions support teaching and student learning?
  • What knowledge do teachers need to support teaching and learning?
  • What teacher skills are necessary for a positive learning environment?
  • Reproducible resources
  • Annotated bibliography

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
* What is Teacher Effectiveness?
* Why is Teacher Quality Important?
* What is the Relationship Between Teacher Quality and Student Learning?
* How is the Book Organized?
* How Can the Book be Used to Promote Teacher Quality?
2. What Dispositions Support Teaching and Student Learning?
* Immediacy
* Teacher Credibility
* Caring
* Welcoming and Engaging Caregivers
* And more...
3. What Knowledge Do Teachers Need to Support Teaching and Learning?
* Knowledge Through Subject-Matter Preparation, Certification, and Experience
* Knowledge of How to Communicate
* And more...
4. What Teacher Skills are Necessary for a Positive Learning Environment?
* Learning Environment Basics
* Student Ownership
* And more...
5. Conclusion
6. Reproducible Resources
7. Annotated Bibliography and References

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