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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment


10 Characteristics Of A Highly
Effective Learning Environment

Terry Heick

Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean?

The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual “things.” This is all a bunch of rhetoric until we put on our white coats and study it under a microscope, at which point abstractions like curiosity, authenticity, self-knowledge, and affection will be hard to pin down.

So we put together one take on the characteristics of a highly effective classroom. They can act as a kind of criteria to measure your own against–see if you notice a pattern.

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

1. The students ask the…

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“Not everyone can become a Warrior but only those who choose to become one”… Simple but not easy is what my mentor always calls out. Matter of fact Ive come to understand that during your trsnsformation from a simple man into a Warrior is not something some one or some “deed” that you feel, or anyone else feels,  which for some reason or other makes you believe that you are worthy of honing that title just because someone suggests it or you feel worthy that day… well thats a big negative, the “Warrior/Scholar” status is not something that is given to you by anyone else or that can be earned by some mere act or deed; the day you attain the spirit of awareness and the transformation in  becoming a Warrior Scholar is a life long process that come into your life when you decide to commit to such a title… the decision is in your hands and no elses.

Becoming a Warrior is a daily process or ritula that begins every day, it is osmething that you must keep under fire flaiming, it is something that is earned and that can never be given. As human beings we are not born learned, but we are talented in our own ways and the individual must dig deep into their being and find that talent and expose it into human service. We actually have to learn all these disciplines from birth. Like everything in order to master any such disciplines it will take; hard work and training… Hard work can be defined in such a “broad prospective” and also can be approached from many different lenses or ways, what I mean is that some people have a different definition for “hard work”… To elaborate some I explain like so… all things equal; when some folks are “suffer” from whatever the reason might be,  they feell like they are going through hell, that they are about to break and in many cases become traumatized from the incident well in other cases; others that encounter that very same “ordeal” well to them it is just another day at the office no suffering just simple tasks that are encountered to the best of their ability… I call this discipline “expert sufferer” as a Warrior you must learn how to suffer and when you conform to that discipline is when twhen you contend with any circumstance or situation regarless of the ciscumstances; and annihalate with ease… these people are special. ANd if im talking to you well feel special… These Warriors are very unique that your chance of even meeting or greeting one are slim to none… words from a Warrior Scholar. On this first day of June.

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June 1, 2014 · 4:50 pm