How do you create an environment conducive to learning?

When asked, “What do you do in your classrooms to cultivate an environment conducive to learning?” during new full-time faculty orientation, ICC new faculty said…

  • Provide hands-on learning opportunities;
  • Create a relaxed, friendly environment;
  • Maintain a sense of humor;
  • Be aware of varying student needs;
  • Use group work to allow students to get to know, interact with each other;
  • Demonstrate passion for the discipline;
  • Use examples to relate content to ‘real life’;
  • Use visuals;
  • Build on students’ life experiences, making them an important part of the classroom experience.

How do YOU create a classroom environment conducive to learning?

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