The lack of consistent laboratory space has led to the adaptation of experiments to be held in my lecture-based classroom. While I provide high engaging, clear and accessible instructional tools/materials, high expectations, and a comfortable learning environment to the students I am limited by the setup of my classroom. Overall, I believe my classroom environment has encouraged my flexibility, imagination, and creative problem solving as a teacher to provide high engaging and maintain my expectations for my students. I have taken advantage of the use of craft projects and humor to create an inviting environment to my students to promote their educational
When the brain is able to learn naturally we call this theory brain based learning we use our brain everyday to acquire and take in things that we learn and children are no exception. According to Jean Piaget’s cognitive developmental theory children use their brain to think, reason, and remember. Based upon his observations, he concluded that children were not less intelligent than adults, they simply think differently (Cherry, n.d.). Piaget described his theory using stages that children go through as they mentally mature. In his description of children he called them "little scientists," actively trying to make sense of the
“A classroom design can improve an individual's performance by 25%” (How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning). Six of ten design guidelines had the most significant encounter on student learning: color, choice, connection, complexity, and light. By rearranging the rows of desks into grouped structures, improves all of the following aspects of learning:Ability to engage in preferred learning methods,
I want to build a sense of community were discipline problems can be prevented, children can feel safe, secure, nurtured and supported by the environment through thoughtful arrangements. The large amount of space in my classroom will be devoted to the arrangement of individual student desks the U-shaped desk pattern in my classroom will allow me to make eye contact with every student and reach each student with ease and this is also good for frequent whole-group discussions. I will provide open passageways through the aisles so the children can move around the room, this is essential for children in wheelchairs to have mobility. My classroom will have brightly colored posters, rugs and furniture such colors as yellow, orange, red and green will be on the classroom walls. I will have a bulletin board in the entrance for posting lesson plans, information about special classroom activities,
Setting Instructional Direction. My interest in Instructional Design began during my first year of teaching when I had poor classroom management skills and looked for solutions to managing a disruptive classroom. I learned that I was in charge of my classroom, the kids’ behavior was up to me, and the easiest way to have a smooth classroom was to design lessons that did not allow for off-task behavior and to deliver those lessons with strong instructional strategies. Because it was up to me to engage my students in their own learning, I had to find instructional strategies that worked for my kids, and I’ve spent the past 18 years continuing to do so. The result has been my passion for teaching and learning.
Many educators operate their classrooms using a “learning theory” that they feel optimizes the best learning environment for their students. As an educator it is very important to create your own customized learning theory to use in your classroom. A customized learning theory is developed to create an optimum learning environment for students. Educators have to research and put into practice the ideas that they feel may work best in their classroom. In this paper, I will be discussing my own customized learning theory incorporating theoretical perspectives that I believe make an ideal learning environment.
The classroom environment effects instruction and learning by having an open area for the students to learn while exploring/playing. The educator uses the open space to model the task that needs to be completed. There were two table, which each seats seven students, for instructional hands-on work. Here students complete worksheets, drawings, and tracing words, shapes, and letter. Students encourage and help each other when sitting at these tables. Students learn to communicate when working in two groups on the same task. There were no effective practices that built an anti-bias environment that supported diverse learners.
Use of differentiated instruction and technology to enhance learning outcomes. The teacher used an agenda and timer to maximize the time available for instruction. The teacher used cultural activities and technology to bring in multiple perspectives on the delivery of the content. The teacher also displayed promoting high expectations by repeatedly telling students what she expects of them. The teacher successfully addressed behaviors when they transpired. The management of classroom space and resources effectively for student learning was challenging. Many hurdles can play parts in managing classroom space; such as, arranging student desks with inadequate space. Adequate space, no safety issues, and less behavioral problems provided confirmation of how the teacher managed the space and resources for effective student learning. What if student’s inappropriate behaviors didn’t exist, would productive learning opportunities still be a measured component of the
Last semester was exceptionally challenging; however, it was extremely beneficial because I had to work harder than any of my other classes before. I think various elements contributed to me being unsuccessful in Nursing 204. My aunt died in March with Lupus and that affected me in a huge on the grounds that she played a big role in my life, since I was a child. I was still in the denial stage and my emotions took over, which caused me to become less motivated in school. I just felt like I had no inspiration last semester and I should not have let my emotions hindered my education. In high school, I generally experienced difficulty taking tests that were not seeking the direct answers, and the Nursing 204 tests were not quite the same as the tests I would regularly take. My procrastination last semester played an enormous role in failing the course. When I initially
The authors cited research findings that intentionally designed classrooms correlate to increased student engagement. The article explored two school districts which have embraced innovative design to reimagine their instructional space: Fremont School
For my observation hour, I chose to observe a resource room with Ms. Krista Niederklein class at Watson Elementary School. When I walked into the classroom Ms. Niederklien has the room set into different sections for the students. She tends to work with the younger age levels such as K-2, which is a grade level's that I’m considering teaching. I asked her why she made her classroom into different sections, she explained to me that it makes it easier for the students to focus. She said that when you make the classroom into a traditional setting, the non-traditional learners get easily distracted. Also by having them in different sections, I noticed that you as a teacher can provide more one on one time with your students.
With the layout of the room, it seems there is adequate space to move around and do in-class activities. The physical space also seems conducive to teaching and learning. The physical space, including seating and grouping arrangements, seems to enhance cooperation and learning because there seems to be fewer distractions
Teachers are responsible for the learning environment they create. Classroom management has been conducted in many ways over the years, and not always for the benefit of the students. It is not simply a format for rewarding or punishing student behavior while hoping students understand the classroom material. An effective classroom environment is something that can be achieved through the help of clear management strategies, discipline that serves students well, class collaboration, and a reevaluation of the classic reward and punishments system. If a teacher can implement these critical elements into a classroom, then the learning process will be a positive experience for the teacher, and all students. A quote that accurately illustrates this would be, “Classroom management is not about having the right rules…it’s about having the right relationships” (Danny Steele).
For my classroom observation I had the opportunity of sitting in on a first grade regular education classroom. Listed below are the following that relates to the teacher’s classroom design.
Being an educator is a stressful job, from developing an interactive curriculum to grading papers. One of the most stressful and challenging tasks as an educator is ensuring students have access to a positive and productive learning environment. As Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional agrees, “Without question, your ability to create an orderly and learning-focused classroom will be one of your most important tasks when you begin your career” (323). A productive learning environment is key to a students' educational and social success in school. An environment that can provide a better education does not happen on its own; it must be created. To achieve that environment, educators must provide classroom management.