Proper room arrangement promotes a well-managed classroom.
Assure easy access.
Contain small group activities.
Organize small group activities by placing hula-hoops around the classroom. Groups can sit around the outside of the hoop and game pieces, manipulatives, and other materials can be placed inside the hoop.
Provide a quiet area.
Establish an area where students can go for quiet time. This is not a time-out area, but an area that is used when students need to retreat for a while to collect their thoughts or regain their composure. The area should be available to any student who needs time alone.
Article by Linda Starr
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