This Japanese teacher offers a careful blend of praise and encouragement whilst challenging students to think further and to correct problems. Students are working independently on reviewing two problems from their previous lesson, and the teacher monitors extensively the classroom. He acknowledges the effort and hard work of students, and at the same time prompts them to reflect on their work and where they may have gone wrong.
This is an urban, public school. Watch out for how the teacher:
- Provides constructive praise
- Monitors students in a friendly and warm manner
- Offers small hints to push student thinking
How do you build a warm environment in your own classroom?