If you are a veteran teacher, you realize that you have finely crafted your classroom over the years into a place of education. Everything that you think the students can benefit from is on your shelves or in your cabinets. It feels good knowing that your collection of educational material is second to none. However, you may be overlooking a few items that can be of great assistance. Listed below are four things you should consider adding to your classroom in the near future.
Add to Your Classroom Library
We all would like to have amazing classroom libraries where students can do a bit of digging and find the perfect book they want to read. However, it can get expensive fast as you keep adding book after book. Instead of purchasing individual books for your library, try eBay or Craigslist and find retiring teachers’ whole classroom library for pennies on the dollar. You will be amazed at just what you can find.
Solidworks is a company that specializes in 3D design with their creative software. If you have been keeping up on the latest in technology for education, you already know that using 3D design and images improves student learning. Because of this, you should consider adding this amazing software to the computers in your classroom.
Create New Seating in Your Classroom
Those days of old wooden desks and chairs are just about over as more classrooms are turning to creative design seating to encourage student learning. These seats are easy to maneuver and allow for flexible seating options instantly in the classroom. You can go from individual student work to group work in mere seconds as the learning spaces are ever-changing to better suit your needs.
Maps of the World
A large world map should be required material for every classroom across the globe. Whether they are elementary students or high school students, they are never too old to learn about regions around the world. And it may surprise you a bit, but many students cannot even find the largest countries on the map. Be certain your students can and have a world map available on a wall in your classroom at all times. Map literacy is something that needs to be revisited early and often.