These printables will make you job and life much easier as you work to manage and motivate your students. Below you will find thirty different printables that do everything from help you students choose a decision to planning a full group project. Enjoy these and we hope they bring you a few moments of peace, you deserve it. Follow these steps to organize your classroom. 1. Start with your desk. Since this is the hub of your classroom, you have to make sure that it is neat and tidy. Keep minimum items on your desk and try to position somewhere from you can see the entire classroom. 2. Use small, pint-sized bins to keep all your stationery in one place so that you don't lose any of it. Only put what you actually require doing your task. 3.Make sure to utilize classroom shelves carefully. You can use them to showcase and decorate your classroom. 4.Keeping a routine is the best way to manage and organize your work. Try to set your routine from the first day of the week, and you will see a major difference in your classroom.
Have students identify decision to be made in the "Problem(s)" box. Determine the desired outcome of the decision. Have students list several possible decisions to solve the problem and then briefly note the positive and negative traits of each decision. Have students determine a final decision and provide a rationale for this choice.
List four qualities for each possible decision vertically at the top. The scoring system is open, but we suggest a 1 to 5 scoring system. Have each student choose his or her own score for each quality. Depending upon the grade level, you can have students determine the class average or class total for each quality. Based on the class total, have students determine the class decision.
This can be used to predict and test the accuracy of the predictions to eight everyday questions.
This helps you stages a series of events in an arrangement that mirrors a number line.
This organizer is meant to be used as a vertical timeline of events. The antecedents and the consequence of each event should be labeled properly.
This organizer is used to help students identify the main idea of a reading passage or literary piece. Students then provide three supporting details as to proof of this.
This organizer is used to identify two central themes of a topic and three subdivisions of these themes.
Use each step organizer to identify five key events in a literary piece or data driven body of work.
This is a good organizer to help students identify meta-cognitive steps to solving a problem.
The center vertical row boxes identify the main sequence of events this organizer is focused on. In the vertical box to the left, identify a concurrent series of events to the main event. If needed, use the vertical boxes on the right to identify yet another series of events.
Have the students identify the cycle to be described by having them draw a graphical representation of the cycle directly in the middle of the large circle. Then have students write the important points of the cycle in each box.
Have students write the five main details of a topic. Based on those details, have them determine the main idea.
Have students complete this after reviewing your expectations of them for an upcoming project.
In the large box to the right, have students identify a body of work, person, or events. In the four remaining boxes, have students identify main ideas, series of events, or qualities. On the crosshatch lines have students provide supporting details for each main idea, event, or quality.
Have students either draw representations or text descriptions of the main events that will take place in a story students are about to write.
This is an organizer to use as a reflection tool. This can be used on the first day of class.
Identify the series of events that take place as the story builds to a climax.
Identify two topics symbolized by each circle. Identify qualities that are similar between each topic in the section where the circles meet. Identify qualities unique to each individual topic in the non-meeting section of each circle.
How to Use Graphic Organizers with Students
Teachers have one of the most impossible jobs on the planet. We need to be experts in content, manage a room full of beings that do not want to be there, and get them to be motivated to understand the content that we are experts in. That is literally the goal of an administrator, but there are a thousand other things along the way. How Teachers Can Organize Their Classrooms?
Are you the kind of teacher who keeps saying, "I know it's somewhere here. It has to be here?" When you rummage through your drawers and couldn't find your most important document, or your children's progress report, and even after wasting hours, you couldn't find, you freak out. If you are that person, then maybe its time to learn to organize your classroom and its belongings. Not to worry, you are not alone in this quandary!
Visual learning can help children to learn more effectively. As teachers, it is always a challenge to devise new methods to help students take an interest in learning. While theoretical learning is essential, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. To make sure your class can grasp the concepts correctly, you may need to dig deeper into their strengths and weaknesses. Graphic organizers are practical tools to make the learning process easier.
What are They?
Graphic organizers are visual aids designed to help us take in information more efficiently. Instructors use them to identify important information, organize concepts, and simplify complex data to understand better. You can use graphical charts at any teaching level.
There are many types of graphic organizers. Each of them has a unique purpose. For example, you can use a Venn diagram to identify similarities and differences between two elements. An idea web can help students to organize ideas about a particular topic. Similarly, you can use a KWL chart to help children analyze their knowledge by pointing out what they already know and what they want to learn. Using a T-chart can help you when comparing different subjects.
All the different types have their uses. However, the goal of each graphic organizer has its own unique use.
The Effective Use of Graphic Organizers
It is vital to use graphical charts to support student learning. However, you may need to use the correct type at the right instance to get the most out of it. There are many effective ways of using visual aids in the classroom. If your students understand why you are using a specific graphic organizer, they can learn and perform better. We have mentioned some of the common goals for using graphical representation below.
Mentally Organizing Information
Graphical charts help you to organize information better. Unlike theoretical clutter, visual aids support your ability to conceptualizing meaning better. They can make sense of different concepts without seeking external assistance.
To Illustrate Complex Data
Graphical data helps you arrange valuable information in the simplest way possible. If you teach complex concepts to your students, using visual aids can ease the process. This is especially true in the case of scientific concepts. You may use diagrams to represent theoretical data to support better learning.
To Teach Arithmetic Functions
Learning mathematical formulas can be difficult for students in the initial stages. However, graphical representation of arithmetic functions can make it easier. Often, children lose interest too early while learning formulas. You can induce interest by using colored diagrams to show different formulas.
To Illustrate Step-By-Step Guides
Breaking down concepts into smaller steps can ease the learning process for students. If you want to teach a topic involving many steps, you can break them down into small pieces and represent them visually. You can also use keywords to create blocks of information for step-by-step learning.
To Create Storyboards
Students love to read stories. You can cash this opportunity to impart learning. By creating visually appealing storyboards, you can engage students to learn complex concepts. Creating storyboards paints a picture in the student’s mind. It helps them remember concepts that they would quickly forget otherwise.
A graphic organizer is one of the most effective tools to engage students in learning. Whether you need to teach a kindergarten or a high school student, visual aids can help you achieve more with less. They help take the student’s mind off the traditional theoretical learning. While this may be true, it is vital to know which type of graphical chart can best fit your needs as a teacher.