What could be the classroom design for the day?

Let’s see some example of classroom setting, pick the one that suits you:

If you OWN a classroom, and personalize it, it’s how it looks (well, it does reflect personal taste!) like this:

Example #1:

Sheila Jane Teaching. (2013). Classroom Cribs: Sprinkle Teaching Magic Classroom Tour Edition

Scholastic. (2013). How to organize your classroom, from Instructor Magazine.

Classroom Caboodle.  (2011). Calssroom walls and teacher bulletin board ideas.

Are you bound to the traditional teaching methods?

Here’s some innovative attempt to run the teaching and learning process, where experiments were carried out by Prof. Dylan William, an education expert in UK to CHANGE the approach:

(Well, it’s an hour long video recording, do have the patience to watch the whole process)

Questions to be answered after you have watch this episode:

  1. Which school was involved in this experiment?
  2. Which class was involved?
  3. How do Prof. Dylan succeeded in involving all the students instead of only the bright ones?
  4. How do the teacher identify the ones in need?
  5. How do Prof. Dylan help the Maths teacher improved her delivery method?

The classroom experiment (Ep.1). (2012).

For the second episode, here’s the questions to pay attention to:

  1. How can you be sure what could be the response of EVERY individual all at once?
  2. What would you say about the SECRET STUDENT policy?
  3. Now, what if you TAKE the GRADES AWAY, do you agree with this idea?

The classroom experiment (Ep.2). (2012).

Dsylexia, what a class teacher may do to help!

What is Dyslexia? Here are a few videos that may bring to our awareness what diversity really means when we meet our students with different levels of learning abilities:

Ted Ed. (2013). What is dyslexia? – Kelli Sandman-Hurley.

Let’s be empathetic with the dyslexic students:

Nessy. (2010). Dyslexia explained: What’s it like to be Dyslexic?

 How do we teachers identify dyslexic children in the class?

 The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. (2012). What could a dyslexic look like in the classroom?

Well, we are not specialist to be able to diagnose who is dyslexic, nor are we able to intervene and helping to correct the reading habit, but there are little help that we may do by trying not to humiliate them unintentionally. This guide starts from the 28th seconds onwards:

Embracing Dyslexia (Documentary film). (2013).

Spelling technique for Dyslexia Children. (2011).

If you are interested to know more, do try out this website:

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity