Affective or Environment

Affective or Environment

Author Carol Ann Tomlinson offers the learning environment as a fourth way to differentiate. She suggests that the learning environment is the “weather” of a classroom and includes the classroom’s operation and tone. Class rules, furniture arrangement, lighting, procedures, and processes all affect the classroom’s mood.

  • Carol Ann Tomlinson on Seizing Opportunities
    The author of "Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom", and the inspiration for this wiki, recalls an opportunity missed in the grade seven classroom and how it emphasizes the importance of "building bridges" with students.

Illustrations From The Mathematics Classroom

How to Teach Math as a Cooperative (Social) Activity

A teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, establishes a cooperative-learning environment in an upper-elementary classroom. More to this story.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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external image 13787.jpg Book on Motivation: Learn How to Engage All Your Students
Motivation Matters and Interest Counts: Fostering Engagement in Mathematics
Motivation is an issue for every teacher, but it is particularly critical to math teachers who face daunting obstacles to engaging students in challenging external image 13864.jpgmath and helping them realize their potential. NCTM’s timely book Motivation Matters and Interest Counts: Fostering Engagement in Mathematics gives an account of the entire body of research on motivation in mathematical education, written in an approachable language so that teachers can apply it in their classrooms. Learn more…
A related title to consider as well: Motivation and Disposition: Pathways to Learning Mathematics - 73rd Yearbook (2011).

Navigating Classroom Change
Lindsay M. Umbeck
A renegotiated classroom culture results in students learning to participate in new ways.



Creating an Attitude Survey

Attitude surveys used in other jurisdictions: