With the new school year upon us, teachers are looking for ways to make their classes more interesting. A boring or mundane classroom will not encourage kids to think constructively and creatively. You can foster more interaction with your students this year by curating a classroom that cultivates inclusivity and enjoyment. Change up the pace this year and transform your class into a safe space where children can grow and build skills.
Create Interactive Lessons
After spending hours in classrooms, students will get antsy and start fidgeting, especially younger children. Skip the traditional lessons where the teacher spends most of the class at the front of the classroom. Teaching a hands-on lesson will spark everyone’s interest and encourage them to participate and build relationships with their peers.
Participate in Events and Projects With the Kids
When the children create projects or attend events, you’re likely taking that part of your day to catch up on paperwork or grading. Sometimes catching up is essential, but when you can participate with the children in their activities, you strengthen your bond with each student. Being present throughout the day will make the kids feel more comfortable around you.
If the year is just beginning, consider welcoming students back with a decorative classroom. No student wants to spend eight hours a day in a bare room with little to no creativity. Decorating the classroom will be therapeutic for you and the kids because you’re creating a safe space for them to learn, study, and thrive.
Freedom of Choice
Do you want your students to grow into self-motivated and independent learners? Allowing kids the freedom to choose project partners, tasks, or activities will teach them how to make smart decisions. When creating a lesson plan for the day, consider including a few options for students to choose from. This helps them take control of their education and shows them you trust their decisions.
Add Classroom Games
What better way can school teachers make their class more interesting than by adding games to the classroom? Games are essential because they cultivate relationships with other students in the school. Half of the time, if you add a game to your lesson, the children won’t even realize they’re learning the curriculum because they’re having so much fun.
For the better part of a year, students spend the majority of their days in a classroom. Creating a welcoming and safe environment is an essential part of encouraging learning. What will you add to your class this year to make it fun and interesting?