2 June 2012

How to Manage a Preschool Classroom??

  • Step 1:
    Keep your classroom organized. Keeping your classroom orderly makes materials easy to find, makes clean up easier for the children and it optimizes your effectiveness as a teacher.
  • Step 2:
    Create and follow a schedule. Knowing what to expect from day to day gives preschoolers a sense of security and enables them to thrive. Your schedule should be age-appropriate, and allow plenty of room for flexibility.
  • Step 3:
    Gather and prepare materials for lesson plans ahead of time. Expecting preschoolers to sit diligently and wait for you to cut out patterns, and collect supplies for an art activity is unrealistic. Having all of your materials prepped and ready to go will prevent the kids in your classroom from getting bored and participating in disruptive behaviors.
  • Step 4:
    Plan for transition time. Never underestimate the importance of planning for transition time. Simple activities such as games, stories, songs, and coloring sheets will reduce bedlam, and keep the kids in your preschool class entertained as you prepare to move them from one activity to the next.
  • Step 5:
    Take a look at your classroom set up. Classroom arrangement has a lot of influence on kids' behaviors. For instance, a lot of open space may encourage kids to run indoors or partake in horseplay. Take the time to arrange your pre-school environment to minimize behavior problems.
  • Step 6:
    Take care of your health. Being a preschool teacher can also take a toll on your mental and physical well-being. There's no way you can effectively manage a classroom if you're a wreck, so eat right, exercise, monitor your stress levels, and ask for help when you need it.
  • Step 7:
    Ask for help when you need it. Even the most efficient preschool teacher needs help from others. If you from others. Your coworkers won't time to time. You're only human, and you're going to need help from time to time--so don't be afraid to ask.
lurve, mar! (✿◠‿◠)

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