Room environment has a significant impact on a students learning process. The room environment includes anything, such as how the class is set up to how the teacher interacts with the students. If the room and teacher are boring, the student will also be bored as well. However, if the room is exciting and the teacher is dedicated to making learning fun, then the student will also find learning exciting. Mrs. Razo 's sixth grade class has a room that 's filled with excitement and potential at George W. Bush Elementary. The organization of Mrs. Razo 's classroom is arranged in a particular way to help enhance both learning and teaching. Over half her students are English Language Development (ELD) students, so she has these students sit on one …show more content…
Having the room divided the way it is, helps the students in a way that the ELD students can help and understand each other. Each desk is either facing or has an easy view of the white board, which is the front of the room. This not only enhances learning for students, but it makes the visibility of all students easy by having all the students facing the board, that way everyone can see without an issue. In the front center of the room, she has a table set up with the projector and a visual overhead. On this table she also has all her supplies (markers, pens, stapler, and so on) making it easily accessible when teaching from the front of the classroom. The way the room is set up makes doing simple chores easily accessible. Mrs. Razo has one group of five desks in the middle and sixteen desks on each side (four rows of …show more content…
Razo 's physical room or furniture. All of the desks and equipment are in good repair and are adequate for the sixth grade age group. There is a working phone in the room. The PA system is not only used for the bell (of course) and announcements, but it is also used to make calls from the office to the room and vice versa. There are also two computers in this classroom, which one is mainly used by Mrs. Razo to take roll and check her email, and seem relatively old. As for any other room environment features she also has various book shelves that hold DVDs for rainy days or education purposes and other teaching guides that she may want or need to recall to. Mrs. Razo 's teacher presence contributes a lot to the environment, as it would for any other teacher. She comes in excited to see her students everyday and shows each one of them that she cares by making sure each of her students are learning. Her teaching methods work for her class. Not only that she likes to call her students a family and will occasionally call a student, "Mija (daughter)" or "Mijo (son)", thinking of her students as children of her own. Mrs. Razo 's presence makes the class an exciting place to be, and that 's how all teachers should
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Creating and Maintaining an efficient classroom environment for students can be a difficult task to accomplish. With the amount of distractions and behavioral issues teacher encounter on a daily basis, it becomes essential to prepare and try to prevent them. Our goal for students is for them to receive the most optimal opportunity for learning while spending minimal time disciplining and managing. In order to do so we must hold ourselves accountable as teachers for establishing order and also the students accountable for their own actions. If a good classroom environment is set up, I believe students can learn effectively without feeling restricted. Although students can be unpredictable and not all strategies are proven to work, the efforts made towards creating this environment are what produce a difference.
One you enter the classroom, to the right there is a classroom bathroom and a teacher’s desk. To your left there is a bookshelf for word containers with a bulletin and chalk board behind this. On the bulletin board the student’s art works is on display. On the chalk board, there is the student’s nametags. Beside the word container shelf, there is a smartboard then another chalk board. On this chalk board, there is a calendar. Written on the board is the date and the season. After morning announcements, the students read, “Today is March 24, 2016 and the season is spring,” in unison. There is a TV sitting on a shelf. They use this TV for the morning announcements and to display a clock during the day. In this corner there is a library and rocking chairs for the students to sit in. Then there are three tall shelves where there are several blocks and worksheets for children to work on their math. In front of this, there are two small size tables with plastic letters in a container set up on these tables. Here students can work on their spelling. There are two computers following this. After the computers, there is a science area. There are more child sized shelves with different animal lifecycles on them, science books, and more. By these are student tables. The students normally sit on the blue carpet but this is an area students are able to work at. To the right of the
According to the “STAR SHEET – Effective Room Arrangement” teachers should follow 4 strategies that help them to set up the classroom rules, procedures and arrangements. Minimizing distractions, maximizing access, matching arrangement, and movement with ease make possible a better environment for students and teacher. These strategies will help the teacher to have control over the students and reduce misbehaving. In the case study, these four students will be located in the following order.
Student tables: I want all the chairs facing the smart board so that all the students in my classroom will be able to see the board effectively. The two desk on the ends will be for the student who are having trouble sitting so close to someone else even if they're just being a little disruptive in the classroom.That give that student space of their own, but also makes it to where they're not far from everyone else. If a student is still struggling sitting close by I can move them to a round table or at the kidney table. This goes for the students who have behavioral problems.
The environment in which a student learns is integral to how much they learn and how they feel about learning. Jones & Jones (2016) believe that “effective classroom management is first and foremost about creating classroom environments in which all students feel safe and valued”(p.7). As teachers, we are faced creating the type of environment in which students will thrive. Part of creating this type of environment, involves creating clear and concise classroom expectations for students to meet. In additions to creating expectations, it is also up to the teacher to “respond effectively when students behave in ways that detrat from their own learning” (Jones & Jones, 2016, p. 9). Although it is not always the highlight of our teaching career,
Our classroom has three rectangle tables and one trapezoid shaped table, and the students sit at these everyday when working on classwork or projects. We also have a big rectangular rug in the front of the room; this rug is split into five rows with four squares in each row, allowing twenty kids to sit on the rug comfortably. The rest of the students sit on the sides of the rug where there is extra room. While on the rug the students will typically either face the rocking chair, which is beside it or the Smart Board, which is located in the front of the room. In our classroom we have a home living area, a cozy library corner, and crates full of books, which are easily accessible by the students. The room is very large which allows for easy group transitions, and smooth traveling around the room to get daily supplies. The walls in our room are covered with student’s work, anchor charts, and colorful posters with content related information on them. This creates an attractive classroom and sets a positive tone for the environment. In our classroom we have two sets of cubby shelves, the one shelf by the door consists of cubbies for each
The classroom that I observed in was arranged in a simple way. In the dramatic play center there was a long coat rack and each hook was labeled with an image and name of the outfit. This was done so the children know where do place the clothing when they are done with it or cleaning up. Also in this center was a cash register, puppets, an oven, refrigerator, ironing board, sing, dishwasher, a table set and a comfy chair. Their block center was small, and sectioned off by a shelf and an arch way in the corner of the room. In this center there was also a table. I felt that they children would not have enough room to build although I did not measure the area. The art center had stamps, children’s art work, an easel, magazines and other essential art supplies. In the same area as the art center was the writing center. In this center was maps, chalk and chalk board, stencils, a ruler, notepads, loose paper and pencils.
When I first walked into my classroom at Pine Meadow Elementary, I was greeted by a group of curious faces staring back at me, all seated in a circle on the floor. I volunteered in a first grade classroom with the main teacher, Mrs. Stainbrook, along with three other adults. We had Mrs. Nelson, a paraprofessional for some of the students; Mrs. Voigt, a student teacher; and the occasional parent that liked to volunteer. So the children in that classroom never had a shortage of help and attention. Most days the children would start off with a math lesson that was followed by a time for snack, and then the kids would head to gym and music. The first thing I noticed as I walked in the classroom was how the desks were grouped together like pods,
Walking through the door, students feel safe and welcome wandering to their seats in a big circle of tables. They can see their classmates as they face each other and glance from wall to wall looking at maps, art, famous people, different cultures and student work all depicted in colorful posters around the room. As I start the lesson from my desk, which is also included in the circle, the students get out their journals and colorful pens to record today’s lesson and their personal thoughts, questions or even art. I believe the set up of a classroom has a big effect on student learning and I hope that my classroom will be an environment that will engage my students in critical thinking, discussions and reflection.
When building a classroom, the indoor learning environment will be influenced by the building and play area that surrounds the building. A classroom needs to have adequate space for children to play, explore and learn. Children need to have continuous access to water, bathrooms and a sink for handwashing. Although each room or center will be different they need to maintain areas that are easily and safely supervised from all areas of the classroom. The space needs to be organized into learning centers with well-defined areas. Areas such as science, art, sensory, bathrooms and eating areas need to be near a water source. Other areas such as block areas, library and housekeeping should be kept in areas with large area rugs or carpet.
The classroom embodied the stereotypical music classroom with its various instruments scattered around the room. Every inch of the wall and door was covered with music notes while chairs encircled the room. Besides the teacher’s desk, there were no other desks in sight. The students had to sit on the ground in the center of the room away from the instruments. Even when playing instruments, the students sat on the ground. Although the setup was very different from a general classroom, it was appropriate for the kinds of lessons that the teacher taught the students. The teacher did not hand out any worksheets or assigned homework so the students did not need any desks for writing. Since the classroom was already small and cramped, having desks in the class would have impeded on the activities that the students performed.
The students’ desks are arranged in six straight, parallel columns with six desks in each column. This layout is not the most ideal for a world language classroom, but due to the odd, narrow shape of the room and the large amount of desks needed, Mrs. Santer finds it difficult to arrange them any other way. Her desk is situated so that she faces the students when she is seated at it and her back is to the chalkboard. It is in the right hand corner of the room if you were looking from one of th...
The class I visited is comprised of 24 five and six year old children, a lead teacher and a ‘Para-Pro” who assists the teacher and provides support and guidance for the children. Within the classroom itself, there are 6 tables organized in the center of the room in a grid formation. Children have their own workspace at a shared table. Around the perimeter of the room are ‘centers’ where each day, the children work on tasks such as listening, story development, gross and fine motor skills, math, reading and other important skills that are needed to develop socially and academically. In several places on the walls, there are displays or ‘brag boards’ where children can post their work that they feel best represents their efforts. The walls are brightly decorated and are filled with pictures, letters, numbers and other basic elementary school information. It is energizing and interesting without being chaotic or overstimulating.
Education and the school environment are one of the three primary agents of socialization where children and adolescents spend most of their time over any other environment. With this in mind, it is very important that everything about the school environment rears positive outcomes for children and adolescents because they spend most of their time there. This essay will explore the topic of the characteristics of school environments that promote positive student outcomes and the studies that suggest the importance of these characteristics. Some of the characteristics that will be discussed as sub-topics will be the importance of the classroom climate, the teacher-student relationship, the socio-emotional climate of the classroom, school organizational structure, teaching and learning environment and student connectedness to the school. If the school environment is positive and students feel safe and supported, they are more likely to do well and achieve their full potential.