A successful classroom community promotes positive social skills and academic achievement. Children learn best when they feel they are part of a community, where everyone feels accepted and where individuality is encouraged. Creating a classroom community requires planning and practice. Foster a sense of belonging where children learn how to participate in class meetings, work collaboratively, and resolve conflicts peacefully with some of these resources.
The importance of the affective learning environment for student learning has been highlighted by research in classrooms ... Students’ capacity for achievement is significantly reduced when they experience embarrassment, humiliation, exclusion, alienation, and discrimination.