Starting off well
The foundation of building a good atmosphere is laid when the teacher walks in to the class on the first day of the session. The first and foremost thing that teachers must keep in mind is that students are extremely judgmental, once a student has a bad impression about a particular teacher he or she is most unlikely to pay any sort of attention in that class.
Numerous teachers all across the globe believe that a teacher has an extremely important role to play as far as liking of a particular student for a particular subject are concerned. It has been often observed that if a student’s likes the teacher who is teaching a particular subject and is very much comfortable with sharing his or her problems with the teacher, then they student is more likely to perform well in that subject.
Another major aspect that needs to be considered is that the atmosphere in a class can be a positive one if and only if there is a free interaction from both ends.
A class where in students is afraid of the teacher and maintains absolute pin drop silence cannot be considered to be a class with a positive atmosphere. This is due to the fact that it won’t be able to facilitate teaching as students ought to be too afraid to speak out in front of the teacher to ask any sort of questions. This will indeed have a negative impact on progress of the class.
Speaking from personal experience, a class with absolute silence may not have a positive atmosphere where as a noisy class with the naughtiest students may have a positive atmosphere. Statistics have revealed that the naughty students are in most cases the intelligent ones in the class.
Though this article solely focuses on teachers can maintain a positive atmosphere in class, I have come across numerous teachers who can’t make their children finish their home tasks on time. Well, if you are facing the same problem, then you might as well check out the various other articles in our blog such as “What strategies should teachers follow to convince their students to complete homework?