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Role of a teacher for creating a conducive learning environment
The role of a teacher in the classroom as a leader is to lead. The classroom teacher is responsible for
creating a positive and disciplined learning environment:
in the classroom
during co-curricular activities
in interacting informally with the students
1. Teaching knowledge
The most common role of the teacher in a classroom is to teach knowledge to children.
Following the curriculum, teachers must be proficient in teaching in a variety of ways.
2. Creating classroom environment
Teachers play an important role in making the classroom environment either positive or
negative. Teacher’s efforts to create a warm, happy environment is responsible for social
behavior in the classroom.
3. Role modeling
Students imitate their teachers. Behaviors modelled by the teachers have lasting impressions on
the students.
4. Mentoring
Mentoring is a natural role played by teachers. Encouraging, guiding and listening to students
give out a sense of ownership in the classroom that in turn develops confidence in students.
5. Signs of trouble
Students’ behaviors are on teachers’ radar. Any change in behavior must be addressed by
teachers.
According to Arif (2003), following are the means to make the classroom more favorable for
learning:
1. Keeping students motivated constantly
2. Making students physically comfortable, safe, welcome, socially accepted and valued
3. Exercising moderate degree of control in order to optimize learning
4. Empowering students for their own learning making them more independent
5. Keeping instructions at the level of students keeping their developmental level
6. Developing healthy and professionally sound relationship
7. Communicating interest in all students and showing concern through supporting gestures
and facial expressions
8. Maintaining proximity while taking rounds in the classroom
9. Avoiding labelling students with negative adjectives that could cause dents in the self-
esteem of students
10. Pointing out the misbehavior of the students rather characterizing the student him/herself
11. Increasing the “engaged time” by keeping students involved in learning tasks through
smooth transitions
12. Teaching roles and routines to younger students with explanation, examples and practices
13. Developing general classroom rules
14. Being assertive rather than passive or aggressive in enforcing discipline.
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15. Making students understand that they and the teacher have shared common goals of
learning
Reference
Arif, H.M. (2003). Human Development and Learning, Lahore, Pakistan

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Role of a teacher for creating a conducive learning environment The role of a teacher in the classroom as a leader is to lead. The classroom teacher is responsible for creating a positive and disciplined learning environment: • • • in the classroom during co-curricular activities in interacting informally with the students 1. Teaching knowledge The most common role of the teacher in a classroom is to teach knowledge to children. Following the curriculum, teachers must be proficient in teaching in a variety of ways. 2. Creating classroom environment Teachers play an important role in making the classroom environment either positive or negative. Teacher’s efforts to create a warm, happy environment is responsible for social behavior in the classroom. 3. Role modeling Students imitate their teachers. Behaviors modelled by the teachers have lasting impressions on the students. 4. Mentoring Mentoring is a natural role played by teachers. Encouraging, guiding and listening to students give out a sense of ownership in the classroom that in turn develops confidence in students. 5. Signs of trouble Students’ behaviors are on teachers’ radar. Any change in behavior must be addressed by teachers. According to Arif (2003), following are the means to make the classroom more favorable for learning: 1. Keeping students motivated constantly 2. Making students physically comfortable, safe, welcome, socially accepted and valued 3. Exercising moderate degree of control in order to optimize learning 4. Empowering students for their own learning making them more independent 5. Keeping instructions at the level of students keeping their developmental level 6. Developing healthy and professionally sound relationship 7. Communicating interest in all students and showing concern through supporting gestures and facial expressions 8. Maintaining proximity while taking rounds in the classroom 9. Avoiding labelling students with negative adjectives that could cause dents in the selfesteem of students 10. Pointing out the misbehavior of the students rather characterizing the student him/herself 11. Increasing the “engaged time” by keeping students involved in learning tasks through smooth transitions 12. Teaching roles and routines to younger students with explanation, examples and practices 13. Developing general classroom rules 14. Being assertive rather than passive or aggressive in enforcing discipline. 15. Making students understand that they and the teacher have shared common goals of learning Reference Arif, H.M. (2003). Human Development and Learning, Lahore, Pakistan Name: Description: ...
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