Rand (2011) narrates “I just finished teaching a graduate course in which thestudents each visited six different early childhood classrooms.
” When the saidstudents gave accounts to the class about what was motivating and what have theylearned from the classrooms respectively, physical atmosphere has been regularlytalked about – both in an affirmative and adverse aspect. It is quite achallenge since there is are only limited things that educators have control on,yet it has a massive influence on youths’ performance. In Rand’s observationson the teaching space, he had noted one of the immense problems in the assemblyarea. He had cited some of his recommendations to avert behavioral complicationsin the course of cluster times, and to help these children stay involved.Here, Rand (2011) suggested thesesteps to consider: first, there must be Enough Space.
Heattested we should not let a small thing limit our area for learning. Rand mentionedthat he had seen students which were so ear each other and they couldn’t helpbut touch their arms with another. He also stated that he had seen preschoolerswhich suffer from lack of available space for mobility. It must be a hard time tellinghow big of a circle needs to be done to let the children sit beside each otherwithout crowding too much and be able to still see the person leading the class.Creativity is indeed important in considering venues which wouldn’t let thelearning won’t suffer because of the crowded situation. He personally preferlearners to stay at the edges of the room instead of sitting in rows.Then, have a personal space.Rand tells his readers to be fully aware ad conscious of their learner’spersonal spaces.
The use of carpet squares with patterns and other relatedthings to these can help in keeping the child informed of his/her own space.Proper and regular implementation will serve as a big help in addressing thisneed.Third, provide teaching materials. Thelearning space must provide space adequate for the things a learner shouldnecessarily possess: ballpen, paper, eraser, board, and other related things. Itmust be clear on their part which working space is theirs to avoid confusions.Finally, have consistent procedures.
Itis reasonable to let these kids be getting a chair during discussions, butproviding them with it needs thorough decision disciplined instruction to notsuffer from its possible effect on the child’s part. This includes thepossibility of them finding a chair to sit on as you need everyone to work onthe floor. (Rand, 2011)