Free time How do you plan to motivate your students Implementing games that will help with the lesson I am teaching or want them to learn. Hand out raffle tickets to students who behave during the day as ell as the whole week. Bringing in a treat for the whole class when everyone in the class behaves or does something to deserve it. How would you characterize your approach?
Now might be a good time to take a long look at your classroom seating arrangement. Advice and opinions about classroom arrangements and seating assignments abound -- and Education World explores the possibilities.
Tips from Fred Jones on how to get the most out of classroom arrangements.
Arranging a classroom seems simple enough. Assign students to seats in nice neat rows that fill up a classroom. Classroom management experts and experienced educators say the decisions teachers make about whether students will be allowed to select their own seats and about the physical arrangement of the classroom can have an impact on classroom discipline and the effectiveness of instruction.
Teachers should be able to get around the classroom quickly and frequently, says Jones. Either you work the crowd or the crowd works you. There is a lot less fooling around a lot more time on task just by being among the kids and moving around the room. The bottom line is that a good classroom seating arrangement is the cheapest form of classroom management.
A room arrangement will depend on the dimensions of the classroom. One example of an effective room arrangement is one that groups students into three sections, as depicted in the photograph. Jones suggests pushing two desks together on each side of the room, angled at a slant toward the front of the room and push four desks together in the middle of the room.
That arrangement creates two walkways to the back of the room and four walkways side to side between the rows. Key to Classroom Management "I agree that the physical arrangement to seating and the assignment or lack thereof to such is basic classroom management," said Marlynn Elliot Fulton, a visiting instructor and Teacher in Residence at the Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut.
Just think of the differences between the cozy reading corner with rocker and rug found in most kindergarten classrooms and the rigidly organized rows one sees in certain high school classrooms.
Each has its place and purpose. Fulton states that there are advantages and disadvantages with about every type of seating arrangement. Teachers need to find one that works for them.
Debate about Assigned Seats Many teachers recommend assigned seating to let students know who is the boss. During a listserv debate last year about whether teachers should assign or not assign students to specific seats, Clinton objected to assigning students seats.
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