How might we create safe & engaging learning environments?

Some of the big ideas (in no particular order) include: motivation; active learning; safety (classroom rules; lab, gym); awareness of medical issues; behaviour management; Skinner; Bruner; Bloom; external vs internal controls; proaction vs reaction; non-confrontational interaction; Assertive Discipline (Canter); social responsibility; Restitutuion (Gossen), Tribes (Gibbs), performance standards; Ethics of care (Noddings), keys for success (Reithaug)


These and other articles are available in the Education Library. Excerpts are available in the Scarfe 302 Faculty Advisor Office (organized by guiding question).

Please send any .doc. files or links that support exploration of this question.

BC Ministry of Education - Social Responsibility Performance Standards

Reithaug, D. (1998).Orchestrating Positive and Practical Behaviour Plans. West Vancouver: Sterling Head Enterprises.
Gibbs, J. (2001). Tribes: A New Way of Learning and Being Together. Windsor, CA: Centre Source. Overview
Restitution (Gossen) Info, clips, resources

Government of Manitoba Resources - Discipline Strategies and Interventions
Planning for Individual Behaviour (SBT procedures)

Sapon-Shevin, M. (2008). Learning in an inclusive community. Educational Leadership,66(1), 49-53.

Assertive Discipline (Canter)- overview

Tools for Teaching (Jones) - preview

Frederick Steele, C. (2008). Managing a classroom. In Inspired Teacher. ASCD.

BC Science Safety Manual

Bennett, B. & Smilanich, P. (1994). Classroom Management: A Thinking and Caring Approach
. West Ajax, ON: Bookation. (Copies available in TEO and in Rm 302)

Wong, H.& Wong. R. (2001). The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher: Mountain View, CA: Author.

Kohn, A. (2006). Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

  Introductory PPT- Theories of Management from Nippissing University (should be reviewed and adpated to suit)

Safe Schools: Effective Behaviour Support (EBS)

Jacob Kounin (withitness, overlapping, momentum, smoothness, transitions, group alerting) .... - Wiki Ed one-pager. ...PPT on Kounin from Nippissing U.

YouTube - 1947 Classroom Discipline

Bennett, B., & Rolheiser, C. (2001).
Beyond Monet
: The Artful Science of Instructional Integration.

The surprising truths about what motivates us - Youtube
Thanks for suggesting this, Dave Dunnigan!

Ingrid Veilleux, Comment organiser un débat/parler d'une contraverse académique (PPT) (based on Bennett strategies) English translation coming...


Heinemann podcast: Engaging and Motivating Students. (Interview with two US secondary teachers about building classroom community.)