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Creating Respectful Classroom Environments


Creating respectful classroom environments Respect is a critical variable in education. It is critical to each individual child in the classroom environment as well as to the teaching and learning that takes place in the classroom. Children learn by example. Where do they get their examples? This article explores the parameters of teaching and encouraging respect in classrooms for young children. Emphasis is placed on the creation of respectful classroom environments taught by teachers who have themselves been prepared to nurture this kind of environment.

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Miller, R., Pedro, J. Creating Respectful Classroom Environments. Early Childhood Educ J 33, 293–299 (2006).

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  • respectful classroom
  • character education
  • values
  • standards
  • teacher preparation
  • code of professional responsibility
  • reflection
  • self-reflection
  • emotional climate
  • diversity
  • tolerance
  • ethics
  • behavior
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  • teacher attitudes
  • bias
  • dignity
  • caring
  • validation
  • degrading language
  • violence
  • heritage
  • socioeconomic level
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