On the last meeting, we learn about classroom climate. First, Ms. Lydia asks us to draw how a classroom climate in our mind that can make us more comfortable to learn on that classroom into a piece of paper. Classroom climates that can make me more comfortable to learn in my mind are no discrimination, high technology, and welcome teachers. In my paper, I draw some emoticon smile and the bigger one in the middle is the teacher. I want to show that a good classroom climate is when the students and teacher(s) feel happy and enjoy in that class. And I made one big dialog balloon that represents their mind, I believe that the students will feel more comfortable if they think that they are in safety zone. It’s means that there is(are) no stupid opinion, stupid question, or stupid answer. So, students will feel safety when they want to say something in the class. Then, I also draw a round table, because it will be easier to each other (either students or teacher(s)). The last is high technology. I design that the board is already on the table. Each of students have a screen on that table and the master screen is on the teacher(s)’s screen, so the teacher still can control them to do not doing another activity on their screen and stay focus to the lesson. That screen is their board. So if they want to do exercise on the board, they can send they work to another screen then all of students (either teacher) can see and evaluate the work. It will be more efficient than board. I hope that screen can come out as soon as possible. :p
The second activity is role play. Our class is divided into 4 groups. There are Safety, Success, Task Comprehensive, and Challenges. My group present about Success: Self Efficacy, but I will explain about Challenges. Andi’s group presents how challenges in the classroom can motivate students to learn while learn. They show us, teacher give them challenges with doing exercise. Group that already solve one problem can take another problem then teacher will be gave them more points with that. So with challenging task will be increase their motivation. This part is related to another part, safety, success, and task comprehensive. Teachers can choose the task that relate to real life problem so the students feel more interesting to solve that problem. Before the teacher gave a challenge, make sure again the teacher already gave them clearly example. Clearly example will be increasing their self efficacy. Then, help them if they had difficulties. It will be make them feel safe.
I hope that we as a teacher can make a classroom climate that increasing their motivation to learn. It really helpful for them (students)