Positive Classroom Climate Plans

Content experts at the Georgia Department of Education have developed Digital Learning Plans for teachers and parents. These Georgia Standards of Excellence-based plans were specifically designed for use during these uncertain times as support for school districts, administrators, teachers, and parents who are working tirelessly to provide students with quality content.

The plans are easy-to-use and include both “plugged and unplugged” activities. Check back for more Digital Learning Plans in each content area as they are updated weekly.

Back to all digital learning plans

  • K-2

    Ask 3 Before Me: Students are encouraged to ask up to 3 peers for help prior to asking the teacher while working in small groups.

    Attention Signals: Students and teacher will discuss signal used to gain attention before instruction is provided. 

    Box Breathing: Introducing students to “Box Breathing” by explaining that sometimes we all need to take a break so that we can focus and do our best. This is an optional activity and never required.

    Closing Routine with Exit Slip: Students will complete exit slip during closing routine to help assess learning. 

    Dialogue Circles: Students will learn to participate in dialogue circles.

    I Wish My Teacher Knew: Students will tell (write or draw) the teacher (can be anonymous) something they wish their teacher knew. 

    Morning Greeting: Students will contribute to planning their morning greeting routine with their teacher. 

    Morning Routine with Do Now Activity: Students will participate in a morning routine that includes a simple “Do Now” assignment that is on the board when students arrive.

    Peer Encouragement Routine: Students will learn to encourage each other. 

    The Student Teacher Game: Students will be “catch” the class engaging in expected behaviors.

    Think-Pair-Share: Students will learn a collaborative learning strategy during which they can work together to solve problems and/or answer questions.

    Transitions: Students will be introduced to the routines of classroom transitions. 

    Voice Levels: Students will learn “levels” (0 = Silent, 1 = Whisper, 2 = Inside Voice, 3 = Outside Voice) correlated to voice volume. 

    Expand Collapse
  • 3-5

    Ask 3 Before Me: Students are encouraged to ask up to 3 peers for help prior to asking the teacher while working in small groups.

    Attention Signals: Students and teacher will discuss signal used to gain attention before instruction is provided.

    Box Breathing: Sometimes we all need to take a break so that we can focus and do our best. This is an optional activity and never required. Students will learn how to breathe in through their nose for four seconds, hold for four seconds, breathe out through their nose for four seconds, and hold again for four seconds. Repeat.

    Closing Routine with Exit Slip: Students will complete exit slip during closing routine to help the teacher assess learning.

    Dialogue Circles: Students will learn to participate in dialogue circles.

    I Wish My Teacher Knew: Students will tell the teacher (can be anonymous) something they wish their teacher knew.

    Morning Greeting: Students will contribute to planning their morning greeting routine with their teacher.

    Morning Routine with Do Now Activity: Students will participate in a morning routine that includes a simple “Do Now” assignment that is on the board when students arrive.

    Peer Encouragement Routine: Students will learn to encourage each other.

    The Student Teacher Game: Students will be “catch” the class engaging in expected behaviors.

    Think-Pair-Share: Students will learn a collaborative learning strategy during which they can work together to solve problems and/or answer questions.

    Transitions: Students will be introduced to the routines of classroom transitions.

    Voice Levels: Students will learn “levels” (0 = Silent, 1 = Whisper, 2 = Inside Voice, 3 = Outside Voice) correlated to voice volume.

    Expand Collapse
  • 6-8

    Ask 3 Before Me: Students are encouraged to ask up to 3 peers for help prior to asking for teacher support. 

    Attention Signals: Students and teacher will discuss signal used to gain attention before instruction is provided.

    Box Breathing: Sometimes we all need to take a break so that we can focus and do our best. This is an optional activity and never required. Students will learn how to breathe in through their nose for four seconds, hold for four seconds, breathe out through their nose for four seconds, and hold again for four seconds. Repeat. 

    Closing Routine with Exit Slip: Students will complete exit slip during closing routine to help assess learning. 

    Dialogue Circles: Introduce students to dialogue circles and guidelines.

    I Wish My Teacher Knew: Students will tell the teacher (can be anonymous) something they wish their teacher knew – can be related to academics or personal life. 

    Beginning Class Greeting: Students will contribute to planning a greeting routine at the beginning of class. 

    Beginning Class with Do Now Activity: Students will participate in a routine that includes a simple “Do Now” assignment that is on the board when they arrive.

    Peer Encouragement Routine: Students will learn to encourage each other. 

    The Student Teacher Game: Students will be “catch” the class engaging in expected behaviors.

    Think-Pair-Share: Students will learn a collaborative learning strategy during which they can work together to solve problems and/or answer questions.

    Transitions: Students will be introduced to the routines of classroom transitions. 

    Voice Levels: Students will be introduced to voice levels. This can be utilized as a school-wide or classroom strategy: 0 = Silent, 1 = Whisper, 2 = Inside Voice, 3 = Outside Voice.

    Expand Collapse
  • 9-12

    Ask 3 Before Me: Students are encouraged to ask up to 3 peers for help prior to asking for teacher support. 

    Attention Signals: Students and teacher will discuss signal used to gain attention before instruction is provided.

    Box Breathing: Sometimes we all need to take a break so that we can focus and do our best. This is an optional activity and never required. Students will learn how to breathe in through their nose for four seconds, hold for four seconds, breathe out through their nose for four seconds, and hold again for four seconds. Repeat. 

    Closing Routine with Exit Slip: Students will complete exit slip during closing routine to help assess learning. 

    Dialogue Circles: Introduce students to dialogue circles and guidelines.

    I Wish My Teacher Knew: Students will tell the teacher (can be anonymous) something they wish their teacher knew – can be related to academics or personal life. 

    Beginning Class Greeting: Students will contribute to planning a greeting routine at the beginning of class. 

    Beginning Class with Do Now Activity: Students will participate in a routine that includes a simple “Do Now” assignment that is on the board when they arrive.

    Peer Encouragement Routine: Students will learn to encourage each other. 

    The Student Teacher Game: Students will be “catch” the class engaging in expected behaviors.

    Think-Pair-Share: Students will learn a collaborative learning strategy during which they can work together to solve problems and/or answer questions.

    Transitions: Students will be introduced to the routines of classroom transitions. 

    Voice Levels: Students will be introduced to voice levels. This can be utilized as a school-wide or classroom strategy: 0 = Silent, 1 = Whisper, 2 = Inside Voice, 3 = Outside Voice.

    Expand Collapse