Providing supportive teaching environments

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A safe swimming environment is crucial to not only ensure lessons are productive but also fun and engaging. Teachers need to provide students with a supportive learning environment which helps facilitate maximum participation and a sense of achievement from students. This can be achieved by ensuring they are provided with a safe environment with adequate supervision.

Students who feel safe and connected to their learning environment will engage with content and achieve higher learning outcomes.

It is important that learning activities are positively reinforced by utilising positive and supportive practices. There are some strategies that can be adopted to create a safe and supportive learning environment for students including:

  • Demonstrating respect and concern for others
  • Promoting active and healthy lifestyles
  • Promoting the principles of fair play
  • Demonstrating appropriate positive conversation practices
  • Promoting cooperation
  • Encouraging responsibility
  • Setting ground rules
  • Having a thorough lesson plan

By utilising a range of the above strategies, you can create an effective and supportive teaching environment, regardless of the location.

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