ECS - Module A: The Set-Up for Success
Module A: "The Set-Up for Success"
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The definition of Physical Environment is simply creating safe and functional classroom space. Anita Archer likes to describe it this way: The script has been written (that’s the lesson planning), the play is about to start (your delivery of instruction) but first, the stage must be set (and that is classroom organization or arrangement of the physical environment).
- Creates efficient work-flow
- Increases on-task behavior
- Minimizes distractions and congestion
- Reduces possible problem behavior
- Promotes explicit instruction
- Creates a pleasant organized environment
- Reduces problem behavior by enhancing opportunities for students to follow the academic and behavioral expectations
- Allows for immediate feedback and assistance to students
- Increases student engagement
- Reduces inappropriate behavior; increases academically engaged time on task
- Provides opportunities to monitor students’ responses (formative assessment)
- Frequent use of encouragement
- Timely correction of errors
- Builds positive relationships