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What has compelled me to write this article, is often the lack of foresight teachers, particularly in primary schools, put into setting up their rooms. As a relief/substitute teacher, I have, for example, found it difficult to get around the room to help students. White boards are often put to one side to allow the main central space for an electronic board. This prevents the easy use of the white board when any problems arise. This article discusses issues that the te
In order to get students to follow your instructions and stay on task, you need to instruct them in specific ways that will achieve the results you want. Students need very structured and clear boundaries and guidelines in order for them to undoubtedly know what is expected of them. As soon as instructions become laidback, chaos will soon follow.
You may wonder why it is that some teachers seem to gain immediate respect from their class no matter how intolerant or hard to control the class is for other teachers. Some teachers seem to have a magic ability to settle and engage the hardest classes, even if they’re teaching the class for the first time.
Teenagers: dealing with them in the classroom can drive even the most patient of teachers to the edge. One minute they demand to be treated as the adults they are. The next minute they are refusing to take responsibility because they are just kids. Knowing some basics about the teen brain can help you understand what's really going on.
Teachers should attempt to create a class environment which is conducive to learning. Achieving this is not always easy as there are students who respect classroom etiquette while others do not. However, if you conduct your classroom in a manner that respects your rights and the student’s rights, this will create a positive and supportive classroom environment
When developing classroom plans and teaching methods, many teachers use collaborative learning techniques. This generally involves intergroup learning and the use of verbal interaction. Where the teacher is not just teaching, rather giving the students an opportunity to learn through interpersonal interaction.