Do you ever wonder how you can create a positive classroom environment and still get everything done that needs to get done?
If so, you’re in good company. But trust me, it’s possible!
In this episode of Real Teacher Talk, I sat down with Mr. Johnny Tiersma, a fellow San Diego area teacher, to talk about how to create a classroom environment where all students can thrive! We discuss what stops teachers from having fun, how to use humor to create a positive classroom environment, and why this type of environment is so important!
Johnny Tiersma has been involved in education for over 16 years, primarily as a classroom teacher in grades 6 to 8. He has also been a middle school interim principal, an instructional designer for higher education, and an adjunct professor of educational technology. Currently, he is teaching sixth grade in the Cardiff School District in San Diego. Johnny has a passion for students and has spent his career pursuing a classroom environment where students are able to flourish. His goal is to use his connection with students to help them feel safe, valuable, and ready to learn.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Why teachers struggle to have fun with their students
- How to use humor to build a positive classroom environment
- Why a positive classroom environment is so important
If you loved Johnny’s tips and want to support him by purchasing his book, make sure to head to his website for more!
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