You'll be the talk of the teacher's lounge with these smart classroom ideas.
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This link provides specific and effective strategies for establishing classroom norms, routines, and space that support project-based learning and the whole child. For example, the physical activity cube can become a classroom norm for restless students who have finished their work early or need a quick break from their assignment or activity without interrupting other students. This cube allows students to move their bodies without interrupting the teacher or taking up too much space in the classroom. This cube supports project-based learning and the whole child, since some students need a quick physical activity before returning to different forms of tasks and it recognizes that each child works differently. Moreover, having students place a tag on their desk when they go to the bathroom is an effective classroom routine strategy because it provides a visual aid for students and the teacher to remember who is in the bathroom. The bathmats for personal space during reading time supports the whole child because it allows students to find a comfortable spot to motivate and engage them in recreational reading. When students can chose where to read, it gives them more motivation to read and complete classroom tasks.
In the beginning of the school year, teachers can utilize a poster that asks, "What do you need from your classmates in order to do your best?" to set up a classroom norm of building a learning community. This fosters project-based learning because it highlights how students will collaborate and communicate with one another to be successful in the classroom. It also communicates to students that they will become more successful with the help of their classmates. Since this poster is generated by students, this should motivate and help students practice creating new ideas, processes, and products which is vital in project-based learning. This poster should motivate students to take action and apply what they have learned to real life tasks.
This video informs educators about how social and emotional learning is the basis for improving students' academic performances. As a future educator, I hope to remember to focus on my students' social and emotional needs, and help them appropriately cope with their emotions and difficult social interactions. This will not only provide a safe and comfortable learning environment, but it will help students have a more positive attitude toward school.
This quick list of 8 classroom management tips has provided me a foundation on how to manage students' behavior, academic progress,and other aspects of the classroom. This list will be in the back of my mind when I struggle to maintain a positive classroom environment or feel overwhelmed with managing students' behaviors and helping them improve their academic skills.
This article and video exposed me to types of morning meetings that I have never been exposed to before. I will definitely implement this in my future classroom routine, so that the classroom community will improve. In addition, I hope these morning meetings will help students feel comfortable and excited to be in school.
This sticky note idea seems to take up about 10 minutes each day to do. However, this will help build a classroom community where students will feel supported and encouraged to do better and competent in some aspect in school. It demonstrates to students that they will get attention for good behavior and work ethics. Thus, these encouraging sticky notes will become a classroom norm that creates a safe project-based learning environment for students to learn from their mistakes and focus on personal improvement.
This link provides excellent resources to help teachers build a multicultural classroom library. I will definitely use this link when I prepare for my future classroom, so that I include as many diverse cultures and languages in my future classroom library. It is important for my students to be able to read about different cultures, so that they can recognize different perspectives people possess across the world.
This video on how a school district uses project-based learning instead of testing has described the benefits students reap from it. Moreover, this video has reveals to me how project-based learning improves test scores. Further, this video provides ideas on how to implement project-based learning with young elementary school children that I can use in my future classroom.
This provides excellent project-based learning ideas for Geometry, since Geometry is sometimes a more difficult and abstract math concept to understand than other types of math. Growing up, Geometry was the hardest and most non-engaging math class that I have ever taken. Geometry was even more difficult that Calculus I, so I hope this can help me bring Geometry to life with my future students.
As part of this planning, teachers also choose (or decide by doing nothing) how to design the physical classroom space. Many considerations inform their thoughts and decisions: personal expression; a desire to highlight ...
Many of these ideas for classroom spaces contribute to providing a physical and social environment that focuses on the mission of the whole child. For example, the disciplinary decor, graphic organizers, and learning tools provide tools and strategies students can use to learn and complete academic tasks. It allows students to chose the types of resources they want to use and chose it in an organized manner. On the other hand, the classroom canvas and student hall of fame help nurture a learning community where it encourages students to get to know and care for one another. Subsequently, the classroom canvas and student hall should have students develop the habit of asking for help and helping others in the learning process. It is critical for students to build a learning community to help one another solve problems, be creative, and work with one another in many tasks such as project-based learning.
Provides quick and easy steps on how to rearrange desks to serve multiple classroom purposes. I may use the color coded desk arrangements as a classroom routine, since students will recognize that learning takes place in group, partner, and individual settings. The purpose of this color coded chart is to support student interaction and student's personal time, since students will need to be resilient and obtain the ability to be able to work in various settings. The color coded charts allows students to rearrange the desks in a shorter time span, since it is an efficient method to set up the classroom space for cooperative learning and project-based learning. For example, grouping the desks into pods for group work supports project-based learning, since it will provide the space for students to communicate ideas to one another and learn from one another to further their learning.
CGeneral procedures, daily tasks, and other activities to help you ward off some classroom behavior problems.
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This list provides 30 classroom procedures for multiple aspects of the school environment such as entering a classroom, leaving a classroom, to getting a tissue. This reminds new and veteran teachers practical procedures that can encourage positive behavior. Moreover, I will use some of these procedures as my expectations for my future students, so that they can expect consistent expectations from me.
The popsicle sticks help make the morning meeting discussion starters more interesting than a piece of paper, so it should better engage the students into the morning meeting. These popsicle sticks are critical in setting up the social space for project-based learning, since it encourages students to communicate with one another. It also allows students to practice collaboration because they will need to learn to listen to each other's ideas and experiences.
This article provides new and more experienced teachers with extremely beneficial tips on how to create a successful classroom climate. I will definitely implement these practices in my classroom, so that students feel comfortable to talk to me, ask me questions, and do their best in all their work.
This video explains how the Common Core State Standards is necessary for students to be able to compete in today's world. Even though these standards place everyone under one "rule," educators are still able to create their own curriculum for their students. It is reassuring to know that I can still create personalized and creative lessons for my future students, since every student is unique and important.
This video provides real world examples on how it is imperative for American students to be globally competent today to face the needs of the U.S. and the world tomorrow. In addition, this video encourages me to stay fluent in Cantonese, and how there are many advantages in knowing more than one language. Likewise, I will encourage my future students to be fluent another language other than English because they will be working with people from different cultures and countries.
This article provides helpful guidelines that describe how projects are different from project-based learning, since it is easy for me to confuse the two. It helped me realized that projects are not based on the real world tasks, but students dive into real world tasks and issues. Additionally, these guidelines will help me form project-based learning ideas for my future students.
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