When researching how to create a positive learning environment, I found the Teaching and Learning Resources site provided by Michigan State University’s Office of Faculty and Organizational Development to be very helpful. In fact many of the other themes listed such as “Learners and Learning,” “Curriculum/Instructional Design,” “Teaching with Technology,” “Teaching Methods,” “Assessment,” “Classroom Management/Academic Integrity,” etc. would have been applicable to almost all the interrelated components of lesson planning. “Multiculturalism/ Diversity/Inclusive Classrooms,” provided a brief annotated bibliography of relevant resources related to infusing diversity in teaching, strategies for creating an effective learning environment, different approaches to student diversity, and many others. This site was so useful, I book marked it on my browser for future reference!