Critical Review: The Ideal Classroom

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Task 1: Critical Review

Assertive tactic is a structured, systematic approach designed to assist educators in running an organized, teacher-in-charge classroom environment. To no one 's surprise, Lee Canter and Marlene Canter, when consulting for school systems, found that many teachers were unable to manage the undesirable behaviour that occurred in their classrooms. Based on their investigation and the foundations of assertiveness training and applied behaviour analysis, they developed a common sense, easy-to-learn approach to help teachers become the captains of their classrooms and positively influence their pupils ' behaviour. The Canters believe that, we as the teacher have the right to determine what is best for our pupils and to
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To facilitate this we must orient and design our classes as learning environments that are able to meet the needs of all of our learners
Discussion/reading corner Cupboard Teacher’s desk Whiteboard Door Resources/Pupils’ works/Materials Calendar Pupils’ desk
I have created this setup as my ideal classroom which is designed for collaborative learning. As an example, I have 20 pupils in my classroom where they will be seat in 5 groups of 4 placed around the room. Additionally when pupils are working individually or they want to read some reading materials, they have the opportunity to do that at the discussion/reading corner at the side. I chose group style seating arranged this way for a few reasons.
• This type of seating promotes collaboration which is a lifelong skill
• This overall arrangement of seating does not obstruct the view of the whiteboard for any pupils and minimally compromises comfort in terms of adjusting to see it. This is important especially pupils are all maturing at different physical rates which are some taller than
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• This floor plan really made the classroom getting spacious. Pupils have room to walk around and are not have traffic jam due to the layout of the classroom.
• If the class size is larger than groups can be added like the one in the centre. I also could expand each group to 6 desks however this depends on the social and emotional maturity of the pupils.
I believe this is an ideal classroom setup. I have also included other things that should be considered while creating and setting up your classroom.
Resources, pupils’ works and materials are placed near the door of the classroom so pupils can get what they need as they enter for the day. This place is also ideal for any handouts as pupils come in during the morning and from recess. Setting up a routine of having pupils gather their own work will promote responsibility on their part.
Left of the door is a calendar which also show events at the school and their homework list. This way pupils can see what is going including what homework they might have before leaving. This again promotes pupil
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