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Miss Matters of CLASS on Negative Climate

08 Nov 2013 by Miss Matters
CLASS Dimensions Manual

DEAR MISS MATTERS:

I observed a classroom where there was no respect at all. Can I give this classroom a higher score in Negative Climate?

GENTLE READER:

Most assuredly, Negative Climate (NC) is not the absence of Positive Climate (PC). Having no respect would result in a lower score in PC, not a higher score in NC. With regard to respect, Negative Climate would only score above a 1 in the presence of disrespect. Disrespectful behaviors might include seeing a teacher give a sarcastic response to a question or seeing children teasing or humiliating another child. I hope that will help you better understand Negative Climate.
Happy coding!