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How to have your classroom ready


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being an effective teacher implies knowing how to arrange seats for students of all types. Decide how to present your classroom to the students based on proven guidelines.

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How to have your classroom ready

  1. 1. WHY EFFECTIVE TEACHERS HAVE A MINIMUM OF PROBLEMS Effective teachers have a minimum of student misbehavior problems to handle. Ineffective teachers are constantly fighting problems. student misbehavior
  2. 2. HALF OF YOUR EFFECTIVENESS IS DETERMINED BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME The amount of work you will accomplish will be determine before you even leave work. Half of what you will accomplish will be determine before you even leave home. Three-quarters of what you will accomplish in a day will be determine before you enter the school door.
  3. 3. A SUCCESSFUL TEACHER IS READY The work is ready The room is ready The teacher is ready
  4. 4. Before you move any furniture or put anything on the walls, you need to know the following tips: A climate of work is what you want to establish during the first week of school. The first week of school should stress large group organization and student procedures. Do not overarrange or overdecorate your room for the opening of school.
  5. 5. TYPES OF STUDENTS WHO CAUSE BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS AGRESSIVE The hyperactive, agitated, unruly student. RESISTANT The student who won`t work The student who can`t DISTRACTIBLE concentrate DEPENDENT The student who wants help all the time.
  6. 6. LOCATIONS FOR STUDENTS SEPARATE NEARBY CAUSING THE PROBLEMS Disruptive students must be separated from the class or at least from other problem student. This is appropriate for aggressive and resistant students. Disruptive students must be placed close to the teacher. This is appropriate for distractible, dependent, and occasionally resistant students.
  7. 7. PREPARE THE FLOOR SPACE • Count the number of desks and chairs needed. • Arrange to have damaged furniture replaced and sufficient furniture brought in. • Desks do not have to be in traditional rows, but all chairs should face forward so that all eyes are focused on you. • Place students’ desks where students can easily see the teacher during whole class or small group instruction.
  8. 8. PREPARE THE WORK AREA Keep traffic areas clear. Keep access to storage areas, bookcases, cabinets, and door clear. Use tote trays, boxes, coffee cans to store the materials students will need. Learn the regulations regarding fire, earthquakes and tornadoes to have the classroom ready for such emergencies.
  9. 9. PREPARE THE STUDENT AREA Plan areas for student belongings now. Provide a coat rack for the students to hang their coats.
  10. 10. PREPARE THE WALL SPACE Display your discipline plan in a prominent place. Have a consistent place for listing the day’s or week’s assignments. Post a large example of the proper heading or style for papers to be done in class. Display the feature topic, theme, chapter, or skill for the day of the current unit.
  11. 11. PREPARE THE BOOKCASES Do not place the bookcases or display walls where they obstruct any lines of vision. Rotate materials on the shelves, and leave out only those items you are willing to allow students to handle. Do not place books or other loose materials near an exit where they can easily disappear or where they may hide emergency information.
  12. 12. PREPARE THE TEACHER AREA Place the teacher`s desk, file, and other equipment so they do not interfere with the flow of traffic. Place the teacher`s desk so that you can that you can easily monitor the classroom while at your desk or working with individual students. Place the teacher`s desk away from the door so that no one can take things from your desk and quickly walk out.
  13. 13. PREPARE THE TEACHING MATERIALS Have a letter ready with the materials you want your students to bring from home. Have a method ready for matching students to a desk. Have your basic materials ready for the first week of school.
  14. 14. FINALLY, PREPARE YOURSELF Keep your briefcase, purse, keys, and other valuables in a safe location. Have emergency materials handy. Obtain a teacher`s manual for each textbook you will use in your class.
  15. 15. Bibliography First Days of School by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary Trippi Wong
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