Mrs. Stowell’s Engaging Classroom Environment

Wong (1991) suggests that a positive learning environment helps students feel secure and thus learning is enhanced and behavior is improved.  Mrs. Stowell’s classroom certainly demonstrates a positive environment as the walls are covered with student work, high expectations are posted and followed by students, and engaging projects are a normal occurrence.  There are even prisms hanging from the ceiling!

In a recent project, Mrs. Stowell asked students in her 6th grade class to work in teams to design a poster demonstrating their knowledge of quadrilaterals.  Each shape on the poster had to be clearly labeled, characteristics clearly described, and integrate the idea of a quadrilateral family.  Each group had a unique project that clearly demonstrated their knowledge of shapes (see photos below).  Well done students!

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Posted on February 1, 2012, in Athena Middle Best Practices and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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