A classroom that is conducive to ;learning has a lot of advantages. It allows a teacher to teach effectively and ensure an optimal learning environment for her pupils. To promote teaching and learning, you may follow the following guidelines:
1. Seating Arrangement
Chairs arranged in rows can lead to learning difficulties for pupils in the back of the room. Others may have behavioral issues. There are also pupils who may get bored easily when they are further away from instruction. The teacher should consider the arrangement while giving each pupil an “upfront”view.
Use decorations and colors to create an environment where children want to learn. This adds visual structure to the learning space that would make a classroom environment attractive.
3. Functional Fun-Corners
Use a corner of the classroom by adding pillows, shelves filled with books to make a reading corner. You may also use educational games or other stuff for musical exploration. It’s a way of encouraging the children to enhance their skills in reading and at the same time stay inside the classroom rather than playing outside during their free time.
4. Promote Democracy
Invite all pupils to participate in creating a fun and safe learning environment. Classroom democracy helps build character in pupils by addressing their needs. Always involve them in creating rules, in resolving conflicts and in determining solutions.
Janice D. Mercader
T-II Baseco Elementary School