Do you remember a particularly good class or teacher you liked? Do you remember how the seats were distributed around the room? If you do, it’s because the way a classroom is distributed has been proved to affect learning. Want to know more?
It’s no secret that the environment can make or break our learning ability, but how does this impact really work? According to Dr. Sheryl Reinisch, dean of the College of Education at Concordia University (Portland), a high-quality classroom environment motivates children, raises their self-esteem and can positively impact their engagement in the learning process.
We all know how important education is, and a good classroom is an important factor for creating a good school experience. A clean and tidy room fosters the desire to learn among both teachers and students. On the other hand, it’s very important everyone feels like an important part of the class. This is why it’s recommended for teachers to hang children’s artwork as wall decorations.
All in all, the student’s comfort should be fostered. When you’re comfortable, you feel more inclined to participate and you feel a sense of community with your peers. You don’t need a lot of stuff, even though some schools have taken the leap and replaced traditional chairs with bean bags. Things as simple as changing up the table distribution around the room, or adding a classroom pet or plants, will help your students feel more at home. Check out today’s infographic for some new ideas for your classroom!