Classroom Climate

Classroom climate refers to the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical environment in which students learn. It is the responsibility of the instructor to intentionally create a safe space to foster a community of diverse learners.

Learning assistant helping a student

Sense of Belonging

Help students find skills and language to be inclusive while still maintaining appropriate boundaries.

Instructor-Student Rapport

Establish an appropriate communicative and educational environment with your students.

Student-Student Rapport

We are constantly scanning our environment for cues that tell us if we are connected to others around us.

Research and Resources

Peer-reviewed research on the classroom environment that college students’ sense of belonging