Throughout the year I have been trying to observe how teachers generate productivity and activity within the classroom, and I have found out quite a lot. One of the most simple ways that I have seen that have helped teachers generate productivity is by arranging the desks in the classroom into groups or pods, or by working in groups. This system worked at all levels of education, those being early childhood education and elementary school, middle school, high school, and I have noticed my college professors use it as well to help stimulate the class’s productivity if no one is participating in class.
Another strategy that I have noticed that teachers use to generate productivity and activity in a classroom is to do group work. Many students struggle a little bit to do work on their own, or do not like to participate in class because they are too shy or are scared to be wrong if they answer or comment on the conversation during class. Working with a group of peers makes it easier for those students to come out of their shells and work with the rest of the class. This type of activity with other students in the classroom helps student’s learn. Class participation and activity helps not only the one student but the whole class learn.