Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
1/31/14 (1) Creating a Creative Classroom Environment
Transcript of 1/31/14 (1) Creating a Creative Classroom Environment
• Areas for large group, small group meetings, and both loud and quiet opportunities
• Displays of student work
• Opportunities for choice in the classroom with accessible and novel materials
Features of a Creative Classroom
-Children benefit from a relaxed classroom environment that is built on respect.
-A positive, relaxed, and respectful atmosphere encourages students to take risks, try new things, and explain themselves.
-Individual differences are respected and appreciated.
The Classroom Atmosphere
Displays of Student Art
Creating a Creative Classroom Environment
Can you think of a few things that can make your classroom aesthetically pleasing?
Do you think the visual appeal of a classroom influences student learning?
Large Group Space
-foster a sense of community
-allow collaboration of ideas
-perfect areas for stories, songs, and projects
Give an example of how a teacher could use a large space to have students collaborate to form new ideas.
-allow students to work together on specific tasks
-allow meaningful communication
-provide space needed to carry out tasks to completion
- allow for collaboration and friendships
Small Group Spaces
Why are small group activities particularly good for an inclusive classroom?
How does collaboration change from a large group to a small group setting?
What are some examples of creative centers?
-encourage active play and friendships
-allow children thinking time
-allow children to concentrate
-allow children to process emotions
Draw a rough sketch of a classroom layout keeping loud and quiet areas in mind. What centers/ areas would work well as quiet centers? Loud centers? How can you separate the two areas?
- art and construction materials should be visible and easily accessible to use spontaneously
-independence in the classroom allows students to act upon their creative impulses
-providing novel materials forces the child to think in different ways and invent possibilities
Accessibility of Materials in Centers
1. Teachers can be hesitant to allow accessible art materials because of the mess. How can a teacher keep their classroom and students neat AND make art accessible?
2. What types of creative materials should be accessible?
1.How can daily creative experiences in the classroom help make a positive classroom atmosphere amongst students?
2. What are some reasons why students wouldn't be comfortable taking creative risks in a classroom?
3. Why is it important for students to be able to take creative risks?