All teachers need to use positive psychology in the teaching and learning process. Positive psychology can be used by a teacher to model and instill nonviolent behaviors, as well as pro-skill character. Together with a good learning environment positive psychology can be used in a number of ways in order to ensure that the best comes out of all learners. Some of the possibilities that a teacher can explore include class layout, use of classroom partners, encouraging positive attitudes as well as gratitude and optimism.
A teacher can use and teach classroom relationships through use of partners in order for students to appreciate the connectedness of life that can extend to life outside school. When students learn to share with one another and use the effort of each other to learn, they will appreciate their diversity and the uniqueness of every one of them as well as caring for and trusting each other. I will, therefore, have the obligation of ensuring that students share freely and should promote relationships between learners from different backgrounds because his will help them interact across the boundaries that are created along gender, race and religious lines..
Aside from that, teachers should also organize the sitting arrangement of learners. The sitting arrangement should be in such a way that the teacher can monitor all learners at the same time. An arrangement can be made in an informal manner which makes all learners feel comfortable. A good sitting arrangement can help prevent bad student behaviors that decrease student attention. In order to facilitate positive academic as well as behavioral outcome, I will encourage group and semi-circle sitting arrangements rather than rows. If I do this then I will make my lessons lively and interesting something that will encourage positive psychology as well as positive learning.
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