Dec 3, 2019 10:08pm
How does Mr. Van Dyck use proximity and voice control to encourage desired behaviors?
Mr. Van Dyck has found his students respond more positively with a lower voice. The middle school age group are "sensitive to loud" and argumentative voices. By lowering his voice, the students have to quiet in order to hear him. I have seen another teacher use the same voice lowering. It works wonderfully for her as well. Proximity is always important. It lets the students know you are available to them.
What evidence do you see of a positive classroom culture?
Mr. Van Dyck's students are very comfortable with him. They joke and smile. He has the room set up so the students have space but can also work with each other.
In what ways is a sense of belonging encouraged in this classroom?
Again, Mr. Van Dyck shows respect for his students opinions and encourages discussions. He gives them a place where they can feel they can express themselves without judgement. They students react positiviely to this sense of belonging.
Nov 19, 2019 1:50pm
Nov 18, 2019 2:08pm
Mr. Van Dyke shows proximity and voice control to encourage better behavior but also controlling his voice. He states that a student is more willing to behave when they is also met with a calm voice rather than having someone yelling over him to correct thier behavior.
He creates a positive classroom culture by actually getting on the kids level. He uses humor and sarcasm to catch and keep their attention. I also notice that his classroom is not crowded but it is positioned in a way that everyone has enough room without feeling cramped.
He demonstates a sense of belonging by allowing his kids to have a voice and an open discussion on whatever topic they are dealing with.
Oct 28, 2019 12:17pm
Mr. Van Dyke softens his voice when he needs to get the students attention and leans in when he wants to offer a solution to misbehaviors.
2. What evidence do you see of a positive classroom culture?
The children seem comfortable with their learning environment. They are actively participating and having a good time. You see smiles and laughter throughout the video.
3. In what ways is a sense of belonging encouraged in this classroom?
The teacher asked open-ended questions allowing for discussion. Students are able to discuss as a group without fear of judgement and their views and additions to the conversation seemed to be valued by others in the classroom.
Sep 27, 2019 3:23pm
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Project-based Learning, PBL, Projects, Engagement
All Grades/ All Subjects/ Culture
All Grades / All Subjects / Culture
Grades 6-12, All Subjects, Civic Engagement