Ideas for creating an effective learning environment in your school

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What are the key ingredients of an effective secondary school learning environment? In this Best Practice Focus, Matt Bromley looks at the research evidence and offers some key principles and practical ideas for creating positive learning environments

If children are to feel ready and able to learn, then the learning environment matters – both in your school and your classroom. But how?

In this Best Practice Focus, Matt Bromley offers practical advice and ideas as he examines some of the ways in which we can create the physical, social and emotional conditions to support our children’s learning.

He considers his six hallmarks of effective and positive learning environments and he distills and draws upon the research evidence, offering practical implications and ideas.

He considers the physical environment, including temperature, light and noise; how to build the social environment, and how to use the emotional environment to boost pupil motivation. He also discusses behaviour management, transitions, and parental engagement.

This Best Practice Focus was published in September 2021 and can be downloaded by clicking the button on this page.


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