Classroom environment is a second teacher for any student

As large amount of the child’s time is spent sitting in a school classroom. This place is where they will learn the various skills deemed necessary and proper for them to achieve success. With the classroom being such an important place, it is important to understand the ways in which to manipulate the environment in order to receive maximum effectiveness in instruction.
The type of classroom environment that a teacher creates and encourages can either increase or decrease a student's ability to learn and feel comfortable as a member of the class. At the beginning of the year teachers have the goal of establishing a classroom environment that is favorable for helping all students work cooperatively in order to learn. The classroom environment can either improve or impede a student's ability to learn and feel safe and comfortable as a member of the class. Classrooms that encourage emotional well-being create an atmosphere for both learning and emotional development. Implementing a few strategies that address these areas can help develop a strong sense of community and encourage positive interactions and cooperative learning for students.
A warm classroom environment leads to increased academic achievement and a sense of pride and belonging in the school. One of the first things a teacher does at GDIS, in the beginning of the school year is organize, arrange, and decorate the classroom. The physical environment of a classroom plays a part in the ownership students feel about their school and more specifically their class. Decorating a classroom with some kind of warmth helps promote a sense of comfort and security.

The basic unit of a school is classroom

The classroom, apart from satisfying the minimum requirements of space, fiittings and furniture, shall be designed to meet the adequate functional and environmental requirements. The size of a classroom shall depend on the following:

  • Anthropometric dimensions of children and their space requirements
  • Dimensions, arrangements of furniture and equipment and their incidence
  • Number of students to be accommodated
  • Types of activities to be carried out
  • Diverse seating arrangements essential for these activities