Inclusive Classroom Environment

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This article “Creating a Warm and Inclusive Classroom Environment: Planning for All Children to Feel Welcome” was written by Jessica L. Bucholz from University of West Georgia and Julie L. Sheffler from Florida Atlantic University on year 2009. These two authors’ presents in this article is about how to create or plan the classroom environment to make children feel welcome and comfortable when they are in classroom. In this article, Bucholz and Sheffler highlighted the several methods that can help teachers plan for create the classroom environment that welcomes all the children. There are three methods that these authors describe in this article to help teacher plan in creating the classroom environment. The first method is by having a classroom…show more content…
In my opinion, I am agreed with these authors that the classroom that have neat, tidy and organized well environment is very important for children to feel welcome when they are in classroom. There are some methods that highlighted in this article in order to create neat and organized classroom. Firstly is organization of furniture in the classroom, and secondly is a desk arrangement. As we know, each of the classrooms at the school should have all those things for students feel comfort when the process of teaching and learning starts. Then, in order to design the classroom look better and welcoming the children, the furniture provided in the classroom should be organized well. This is very important, so that the children or students have enough space when they are doing activity in the classroom and they also can easily move throughout the classroom. It is very contrast when the furniture are not organized very well in the classroom, the children feel not comfortable when they are doing the activity because they have no space and they also might be injured because lack of safety in the…show more content…
According to the Bucholz and Sheffler (2009), the classroom procedure can be implemented by creating the classroom tradition. For example of classroom traditions are by creating a class pledge, reading quotes for the class, do the reflective activity at the end of the class, and write the song or poem. All this things can be implemented at the beginning or at the end of the class. For example, before start the class, the teacher asks students to read the pledge so that it can help to increase students’ interest when the lesson starts. Through this tradition also, it can boost the student’s interest to come to the school and enjoyable when they are in the classroom. Besides that, conduct the classroom meetings also important to make children feel welcome. This procedure can be lead by teachers as a facilitator and guidance for the students in conducting the meeting. Teacher can be a leader to start the meeting. When having this meeting, the problems and conflict of the classroom can be discussed and solved. On the other hand, the students’ problem such as their problems in study also can be discussed. Apart from that, students can learnt and increase their skill in the problem solving and can create the positive attitude of sense of belonging and trust among
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