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ERIC Number: ED349302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Making School Fun for You and Your Students.
Buehler, Ruth M. C.
Because teachers and students spend at least 180 days in school each year, it is important that school be an enjoyable place to learn and to spend time. Three components of teaching and classroom management help to make school a fun place to be. The first is security. In order to help students achieve this feeling, teachers (with student participation) need to establish rules that are consistently reinforced. Consistency enables the child to feel secure and understand expectations. The second component, ensuring success for each child, can be achieved by creating a success-oriented environment, one that links what the child already knows with new things to be taught, thus making goals attainable. Activities for involving children in the learning process include playing teacher, unison response, group discussion, and games. The final component is structure. Children need structure to know what is going to happen, and when and how it is going to happen. Structure might include a posted daily schedule, allowing for some flexible time, and appropriate settling down periods. The components of security, success, and structure intertwine and rely upon each other to make school a place where the learning process becomes a fun process. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A