Few Things Teachers Can Do to Improve Their Teaching Style Outside the Classroom

236 Views As a teacher, you might love teaching, but do your students love learning? To make learning engaging for students you can integrate the following four tactics and instantly improve your teaching’s impact. Give Responsibilities Students love being thought of as reliable, knowledgeable human beings. Boost this assertive self-image of your students by asking […]

10 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline

408 Views Here are ten techniques that you can use in your classroom that will help you achieve effective group management and control. They have been adapted from an article called: “A Primer on Classroom Discipline: Principles Old and New” by Thomas R. McDaniel, Phi Delta Kappan, September 1986. Focusing Be sure you have the […]

Classroom Seating Arrangements

273 Views The physical setup of chairs, tables, and presentation in a classroom can significantly influence learning. Instructional communication theory suggests that seating arrangements can impact how the instructor communicates with students and how the students interact with one another, impacting engagement, motivation, and focus (McCorskey and McVetta, 1978). More recent research also suggests that […]

Ideas on using classroom space

199 Views Don’t be afraid to change it based on your instructional objectives.When we’re doing poetry, we turn the desks toward the window and become inspired by nature; when we’re doing small group work we move the desks into “flowers” of 4-5 students; for full class instruction, we put desks in “chevron” shape. Don’t change […]

How to do Seating Charts

150 ViewsThe final step in classroom arrangement is to decide how you are going to deal with where students sit. When you don’t know the students coming in, you typically do not know which students should not be seated next to each other. Therefore, there are a couple of ways to set up your initial […]


263 ViewsAfter placing the teacher’s desk, the next step is to decide how you will arrange student desks. There are four main arrangements that you can choose from. You can set up desks into straight lines. This is the normal way in which student desks are set up. In a typical class, you might have […]


235 ViewsTeachers typically place their desk to the front of the classroom. However, there is nothing that says that this is the way it has to be. While being in the front of the class affords the teacher a good view of the student’s faces, there are advantages to placing the desk in the back […]

Communication Skills for Teaching

194 Views Constructive Assertiveness-Describe your concerns clearly, insist that misbehavior be corrected, and resist being coerced or manipulated. Empathic Responding-Listen to the student’s perspective and react in ways that maintain a positive relationship and encourage further discussion. Problem Solving-Includes several steps for reaching mutually satisfactory resolutions to problems; it requires working with the student to […]

Checklist Room Preparation

142 ViewsFloor Space Student desks/tables Small-group area Computer Workstations Teacher’s desk and equipment Bookcases Centers Pets and plants area Traffic patterns Classroom library Storage Space and Supplies Textbooks and trade books Student Work Portfolio Files Frequently used instructional material Teacher’s supplies Classroom supplies Student belongings Equipment Seasonal or infrequently used items Share on: WhatsApp