Erin Espinoza's kindergarten classroom encourages children to learn on their own. A classroom profile.
Suggestions for establishing homework assignments and policies.
For even the most experienced classroom teacher, teaching online requires a thoughtful transition to the new environment.
Using your bulletin boards as a teaching tool -- not just as decoration.
Your classroom is "home away from home" for you and your students. Make it attractive, comfortable, and functional.
Establishing clear classroom routines and procedures is necessary for ensuring that your classroom runs smoothly.
From classroom organization to warm-up procedures, one physical education teacher provides a blueprint for a structured physical education program.
In a fifth grade classroom based around projects, everything has its place. This classroom profile shows you the design and purpose of Debra Harwell-Braun's fifth-grade classroom.
Essays on the author's experiences in her first year of teaching: the mistakes she made, what she learned from them, and how she used them to become a better teacher -- and how other first-year teachers can, too.
Thematic planning helps relate mathematics to students' lives.
Your classroom should be arranged to help you meet your pedagogical goals. Any setting, including your classroom, exerts many influences -- frequently subtle -- on the people in it.
For students to work effectively in small groups, a teacher needs not only to set rules but to build a sense of community and teamwork within the basic structure the rules provide.
Suggestions for keeping track of your teaching materials, your students, and their work.
Tina Maples' eighth-grade language arts students are serious about their work they do. When students work on projects they care about -- what Maples calls "brain food" -- they manage the classroom themselves.
How a middle-school math teacher realized she was boring and jump-started her career -- and her students.
Patty Berge converts her eighth-grade science classroom to suit multiple instructional methods. A classroom profile.
A look inside an eighth-grade classroom in which students work in pairs to solve problems, then debate as a class which solution is correct or easiest. An explanation of the teaching method is provided along with video of students presenting their solutions to problems.
Want to try project-based learning to get your students involved in real-world issues? A former North Carolina Technology and Learning Teacher of the Year talks about how she worked with the North Carolina Zoo to get students excited about learning.
A learning environment where students feel that they belong is the key to success for this eighth-grade language arts teacher. A classroom profile.
Basic floor plans and explanations for a traditional classroom, discussions/debates, a horseshoe arrangement, and centers.