Ritika Menon, Yashaswini Ramesh, and Krishna Kaushal Sreedharan
Class 9, Army Public School, K Kamaraj Road, Bengaluru
We define a positive environment in classrooms as:
- interaction between teachers and students is encouraged
- an atmosphere where a student can thrive and stay motivated to learn
- when the surroundings are peaceful, calm, hygienic, clean and disciplined
A negative environment is not only the absence of a positive environment but also the presence of
- disputes among students
- unpleasant classroom surroundings
- favoritism by teachers
Our research led us to conduct a case study of a former classmate, and a teacher to understand our topic better. We realized that the student had a wrong idea about what a positive environment really is. A negative environment had a significantly negative effect on him.
As citizen geographers, we put up positive posters and thought on soft boards in classrooms.