Supportive Learning Environment, The: Effective Teaching Practices, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Supportive Learning Environment, The

Effective Teaching Practices, 1st Edition

By Jennifer Hindman, Leslie Grant, James Stronge


142 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781596671423
pub: 2010-01-21
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315854007
pub: 2013-10-02
from $17.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


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

Subject Categories

Supplemental Downloads