In grade 2, my favorite teacher, Mrs. Whitely, gave me a reward for working so hard;
a diligence award. I kept it. I still have it.
(Copeland and Rutman, 1996)
Creativity, flexibility, and humor combine to make a warm, happy learning environment. The classroom must be structured and still allow for flexibility . The routine can be consistent without being rigid or controlling. Learning can be fun and effective.
Approach learning from a variety of ways
- Use creative approaches when the student has difficulty understanding a concept
- Be flexible when the student is overwhelmed
- Use humor to diffuse difficult situations and nurture student’s self-esteem