In class, we discussed something about the 5 most important ingredients for a good classroom. Here were my points (they may have changed a little):
Having a positive attitude
Having a positive attitude is very important. Students can have fun learning and teachers can help with whatever the students need. To do this, we must have to think about the bright side. The glass is half full not half empty. Being enthusiastic about learning new things and being a risk taker.
Fair rules and Fairness in the classroom
Fairness is also very important. I think that if teachers respect their students, students should also respect them. Also fair rules which means that students can show their full potential in learning if the rules are fair and teachers can support them. We can achieve this if students can respect teachers and not interrupt or chat while the teacher is talking and basic manners too. If students can achieve somewhat of this there should be somewhat of a reward. After all, students do like rewards ;D
Basic school supplies (pens, pencils, paper etc.)
Oh! Of course! School supplies!!! What would a school be without them? Without these, students wouldn’t be able to express themselves freely and lots of projects that we can enjoy doing, probably wont be something we’ll be doing again. Therefor, if we keep the supplies and maybe even more supplies, students will feel encouraged to do the things they love.
Fair amounts of work (including homework)
Fair amounts of work is really valuable to students. We don’t want to do something 10 times again and again which trains your brain to do the same thing. Like, your math homework tonight is to figure out what 1+1 is. Your homework for tomorrow is to figure out what 1×1 is. I’m sure you wouldn’t want that day after day if you were a student. Also at school, we don’t want to hear the same old 1+1. Teachers could teach us things REVOLVING 1+1. We can get this by persuading your teacher that this extra work is very unreasonable and give him/her a good reason 😉 or earn their trust so they can trust you to do only a little.
SAFETY (supposed to be safety 1st but meh)
Lastly, Buckle up your seat belts, safety first! Safety is the MOST important out of all.Which is why at school we practice fire drills and shelter drills. But what if there’s more? Bad things could happen to students mentally and physically. If you feel sick start to wash your hands more often and go to the nurse. If the nurse tells you to stay at school, make sure you keep good hygiene so you wont infect anyone else. For safety mentally… If you are having some problems about you, people who are around you or whatever, talk to a teacher or our school counselor Ms.Lora to lend a hand. If not, talk to a trusted adult or just anyone you trust overall.
That was basically what I think are the best ingredients for a classroom and as my responsibility as a 5A student to try my best to make these things happen.