Tagged: classroom

A Hierarchy of Classroom Needs

I just got home after a morning of observing two classrooms. One was wonderful, a place that all students would long to be in. One was dreadful, a place that students would only just barely tolerate and where one student actually said, when asked to...

My Perfect Classroom

{ I originally published this in Barbara Sakamoto’s wonderful blog – Teaching Village. I revive it here because I think its message is pertinent and important. } “The problem with our profession is that there is too much teaching and not enough learning”. I said...

The #1 …. (thing teachers are scared of)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Silence I remember being a new teacher and I was so deathly scared of any silence in the classroom! I’d yammer and stammer away just to fill that void. It was a panic attack,...

The #1 ….(summer teaching tool)

** Not your ordinary endless list – just what’s number 1. Just the BEST. A spray bottle Yes, that’s right! It works like a charm in any “hot” educational environment. Indoors or outdoors. Perfect for summer. How does it work? Well, I discovered this while...

The #1 way (to arrange class seating)

The #1 way (to arrange class seating)

** Not your ordinary endless list – just what’s number 1. Just the BEST. It Depends! Yes, got to say this. There are many options and as many factors for choosing the appropriate seating arrangement of students. 1) Size of the classroom / number of...

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