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Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers
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Setting up Your Classroom for Students: Tips for Teachers

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Tips for teachers to consider when arranging the classroom environment.

Tips for teachers to consider when arranging the classroom environment.

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  • 1. Setting up your classroom for students: tips for teachers! Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 2. Arranging the classroomenvironment, student desks, andwork areas should be done beforestudents arrive for class. Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 3. Think of how furniture in your homeis arranged: it should be functionaland aesthetically pleasing.
  • 4. Classroom environment should matchteaching style! Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 5. Traditional classroom with rows used inenvironments with teacher-directedinstruction. Little collaboration betweenstudents in this setting (often more off-taskand behavior challenges with this type ofarrangement) Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 6. Horizontal rows are useful when there is amixture of teacher-directed and cooperativelearning activities throughout the day. Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 7. Clusters of desks is the best arrangementwhen classroom activities primarily involvestudent-directed and cooperative learningprojects. Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 8. Make sure pathways in the classroom aredesigned to avoid congestion and reducedistractions. Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 9. You should always be able to see eachstudent, and each student should always beable to see you (without straining)Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 10. Classroom &behaviormanagement planneeds to be inplace forclassrooms withhigh amounts ofactive learning &studentcollaboration(easier in thesesettings to socializeand stay off-task)
  • 11. Teachers need plenty of space to movefreely throughout the room. Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 12. When planning,keep in mind thepermanent aspectsof your room(cabinets,technology, exits,sink area,bathroom). Planaccordingly forthese aspects ofyour classroomdesign.
  • 13. Rooms with smaller space(portable/temporary classrooms forexample) often amplify sound and createmore opportunities for socializing and off taskbehavior. Have an effective plan ready if thisis your classroom setting! Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 14. Excessively large rooms tend to have morestudent movement in these environments. Beproactive to reduce the number ofwandering students throughout the day! Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 15. Be flexible (and willing to change) whenassigning student desks. Learn the personalityof the class and individual needs of thestudents (some may require seatingadjustments because of 504 or IEPaccommodations) Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 16. Above all – have fun ! Remember our goal asteachers: to improve the social andacademic outcomes of all students !!Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  • 17. daigle_ba@mercer.edu Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.

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