The ways we use space in our classrooms is extremely important. Teachers are starting to realize that the way charts are placed all around the classroom has a deep impact on the kids’ learning processes. Many educational experts and psychologists have sworn by this fact for years and now their theory is being placed into widespread use with outstanding results. Prospective and upcoming teachers should heed to the following tips which will help them to know how to optimize their classrooms, by leveraging the link between their wall chart displays in imparting and promoting great learning techniques.
Since time immemorial, humans have had intuitive relationship with the spaces that surround us directly and their effect on us. But very few people are aware of how much of an impact our surroundings have on human behavioral patterns and feelings. Many of the cafe, shops and restaurants you visit draws you in regularly because of their expert utilization of spaces and objects. You feel comfortable, excited, interested or inspired depending on the place in question.
In the same way, if your classroom layout is arranged in a good and easy way, the kids will learn to love the place. In another way, the placement of charts around the room will also have a positive or negative effect, depending on many factors. Badly placed wall chart and poster displays which are either distracting or unreadable will have adverse effect on the students’ learning environment because the teacher doesn’t take into consideration the expectations of these students. Yet it does not have to be this way. There are many available space solutions that can turn your classroom into a learning paradise.
The ‘less is more’ philosophy works wonders when we consider the creation of our chart space in the classroom. A bright and colorful classroom work wonders on the kids psyche. A muddled mess on the wall should be avoided at all costs since they hurt concentration levels and promote a disorganized approach to learning. Using only one wall chart in its own space at a time will make it easier for students to grasp the information on display easily and quickly. You can then change a chart after a set period of time to facilitate more learning. A chart display that is cluttered or confused has a negative impact that distracts attention from a lesson’s focal point.
Use each chart to present information clearly and simply in each area of the room and you will dramatically boost the effect that each informational wall chart has in the room. Remember that well placed charts enhance general knowledge in the classroom.