As a teacher, you know that kids need structure. They need things a certain way if they are going to learn. Well, it all starts right in your very own classroom. You need to be sure that your classroom is set up in a very functional manner, so that each and every child learns. So, how do you go to make this happen? Read on!
The first thing that you can do is to make sure that the kids are comfortable. If they are too hot or too cold, then they are not going to think right. They are not going to be focused on learning. You also need to make sure there are no distractions and that everything is as safe as possible. The thing to remember about children is that they have different needs than you. You can’t base anything, such as the temperature, on what you feel is comfortable.
The room needs to have some atmosphere. This is why many classrooms have decorations everywhere. When they find the room warm, inviting & fun, kids will relax. They will see school not as a task, but something fun. While students might not do better because of this, it puts them at ease and it helps them to feel not as intimidated by the classroom. Not every child will be Einstein, but you can still try to help each one become their best!
Visual aids are nice to have, as they help kids who need to see how things are to be done. You also want to have as many books as possible, to appeal to every interest and demographic out there. Kids will only be successful if they are excited to read/learn. Next, make sure you have the right computer games and activities. A quick Google search will help you figure out which are best for your kids, budget & subject.
Children need their own space when they are in the classroom. They sometimes think of this as their second home as they spend so much time here. Fortunately, there is a way to make them feel right at home. Offering chairs to sit in that are inviting is one way. Put them in the reading corner. Adding pets to the classroom can help others feel right at home too. Giving them their own space, such as the good old cubby hole, can help them to feel as they have a space to really call their own.