ERIC Number: ED407069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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The New Room Arrangement as a Teaching Strategy = La Nueva Organizacion del Salon como Estrategia Educativa.
Dodge, Diane Trister
Many typical classroom behavior problems--running in the classroom, inability to make choices, failure to stick with activities, fighting over toys, and poor use of materials-- can be traced to how the room is arranged and how materials are displayed. By making a few changes in the classroom environment, early childhood teachers can create a classroom environment that encourages learning, and at the same time make their jobs easier and more rewarding. This guide, in English- and Spanish-language versions, outlines three workshops on the learning environment and summarizes a companion video designed to show staff how a well-organized environment helps children, emphasizing clearly defined activity areas, well-established daily routines, the attractive and logical display of materials, and the creativity to continually adapt and enhance the environment. The first two workshops outlined in the manual are intended for staff, and cover: how the environment can discourage learning, including the relationship between the classroom and specific behavior problems; and how the environment can encourage learning, including four major goals influenced by the classroom--trust and cooperation, independence, involvement in work, and acquisition of skills and concepts. The third workshop outlined is intended to explain the learning environment to parents. The manual also includes a complete script of the slides presented on the video, also in English- and Spanish-language versions. (HTH)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Childhood Needs, Class Organization, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives, Parent Workshops, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Workshops, Toddlers
Teaching Strategies, Inc., P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015; phone: 800-637-3652 (English: ISBN-1-879537-04-4; Spanish: ISBN-1-879537-30-3; 15-minute slide/videotape and User's Guide, $35).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
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Note: Revised and updated version of filmstrip presentation originally produced in 1978. Slide/videotape not available from EDRS.