Cultivating a Positive Classroom Environment

By Patricia Mae Paredes

This article examines the pivotal role of social skills programs and the Positive Behavioral Support System (PBSS) in fostering a positive learning environment and promoting student success. It highlights the importance of social skills programs in developing essential interpersonal skills, conflict resolution abilities, and emotional coping mechanisms across all grade levels. Research emphasizes the benefits of structured classroom environments for promoting student independence and appropriate behavior. PBSS provides a proactive framework for addressing behavioral challenges and nurturing positive behaviors within the classroom. Practical strategies for implementing PBSS, such as establishing clear rules and fostering rapport with students, are discussed. By prioritizing social-emotional learning alongside academic instruction, educators can create inclusive learning environments where all students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.


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