“When the school year begins, teachers spend a lot of time getting the classroom ready, planning lessons, and getting to know his/her students. The following list includes 20 ideas that you may not have thought of that can help produce a successful classroom. Each item takes no longer than an hour and can make a big difference throughout the year.
1. Set up your classroom in an “active learning” format (15-30 minutes)
Traditional classrooms are normally arranged in a linear format with all the desks facing one direction. Studies suggest that creating a room with no “obvious” front helps students to take a more active role in learning, rather than looking to the teacher.If your room allows it, arrange the desks in small groups with no obvious front. You can do your instructing from the center of the room instead.” To read further please click here: