By : Nur Afifah
1. Different Classroom Layout
To experiment with the different arrangements of seats and table or desks.
From the learners' perspective, having a new view, new eye contact, and new people next to them may, in small way, help to keep their interest alive and motivation higher.
Technique: Classroom Layouts
1. Smaller Classes (Up to about 20 learners)
Semi-circle or U
One Large Table
2. All sizes of Class
Technique: Seeing the room from
a student's perspective
3. Avoiding Chaos When Rearranging the Room
To change classroom setting arrangements with the minimum of disruption.
Give the learners responsibility to rearrange the classroom may lead to bad behavior and noise and we can address the issue before it becomes a problem.
2. Techniques: Rearrangement Options
1. Technique: Using the Learner's Idea
5. Varying Teacher Positions
To experiment with various teacher positions in class
We can challenge the assumption that the front is the default position. Instructions can be given from everywhere in the room.
1. Techniques: Different Teacher Potitions
2. Techniques: Standing or sitting?
2. Signal changes of tone and pace
3. Signal that you are trusting them to work without supervision
1. Give yourself a rest
2. Setting up the Room for
To create layouts of seating and desks that facilitate and encourage communication in some common activities.
There is a danger of sameness about everything, such as boredom and lacks of commitment if students always do the similar tasks in the same seats.
Techniques: Layouts for A Specific Activities
2. Social Interaction and Conventional Activities
4. Meeting, Presentations, and Oral Report Backs
5. Role Plays and Simulations Set in Offices, Houses, and Other Buildings
1. Debates or Discussions
4. Effective Seating Arrangements
To seat students in ways that are more useful or effective than sequential or random placements
This unit suggests the ways the teacher can arrange people within the whole class. Return to the students role on refresher training courses will find that the students quickly establish their own place in a room.
2. Techniques: Organizing Random Seating
3. Techniques: Getting Students Quickly Into the Right Places
1. Techniques: Organizing Learners in Whole Class Work
3. Differentiated Leraning
2. Language Support
1. Mixed nationalities/language groups
5. Lerner-planned seating
6. Using a Limited Space
To create space for moving around, making groups and different classroom arrangements.
Ignore the worries about limited space and do it anyway.
3. Technique: Make the most of other available spaces
4. Technique: Moving the desks
2. Technique: Use the front of class
5. Technique: The drastic option: getting of the desks
1. Technique: Minimum movement variations
7. Sharing Classrooms
To create good classroom environments even though you have to move from room to room.
You may have to share your room with other teachers , possibly all teaching different subjects so that students will not get bored.
1. Techniques: Plan efficient reorganization of the room
2. Techniques: Teacher Agreements for shared rooms
2. Allocated Storage space
3. Separates corners
1. Allocated wall space
4. Seat-Arrangement rotas
8. Improving the Classroom Environment
To make the teaching or learning space a more exciting environment to be in.
You can decide what kind of learning environment that you wan to create by paying attention with the Atmosphere, The learners, view of me, My view of my role as a teacher, Rapport, Ownership of the room, Democracy, and Respect.
2. Techniques: Dealing with physical and environmental factors
3. Techniques: Improving the rooms
2. Learners' work
1. Technique: Putting yourself in the students' shoes
9. Design and Purchasing Decisions
As a teacher, to see that how the things are used in the classroom as a legitimate and important part of your interest, and to request, cajole, nudged, argue or do whatever you need to do to have your
Technique: Getting Involved
3. Regular furniture or mixed styles?
4. Whiteboard on the end wall or the side wall?
3. Rectangular tables or shaped?
6. Bright colors or muted shades
2. Foldable or Stackable?
1. Traditional desk/table and chair - or flaps?
8. Shelves or cupboards?
7. Walls pace or noticeboards?
To get involved in key purchasing or design decisions about classrooms-and to help make bold, workable, creative decisions.