Communication Skills for Teaching

1,285 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 Read more…

Checklist Room Preparation

1,053 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 Read more…

Four Keys to Good Room Arrangement

1,146 Views Keep high-traffic areas free of congestion. Be sure students can be seen easily by the teacher. Keep frequently used teaching materials and student supplies readily accessible. Be certain students can easily see whole-class presentations and displays. Arrangement of Student desks-Arrange desks so students are facing and can readily Read more…