1. Make sure the room is clean and organized.
Sweep and mop the floor, wipe down the desks and other surfaces, and put away any toys or other objects that may be lying around.
2. Set up the teacher's desk and chair.
Place the desk in a central location in the room, and make sure there is enough space for students to gather around it. Hang a mirror if desired. Put a comfortable chair at the desk for the teacher to sit in.
3. Hang a whiteboard or chalkboard.
If there is no whiteboard or chalkboard already in the room, these should be hung on one of the walls. Chalkboards are best for writing on with chalk, while whiteboards are better for use with dry-erase markers.
4. Set up student desks in rows or circles.
If desks are already provided, make sure they are facing the front of the room so students can see the teacher easily. If desks are not provided, consider setting up tables instead so that students can work together.
5. Arrange textbooks, notebooks, and other materials on each desk.
Make sure each student has a textbook, notebook, pen, and paper handy. If possible, keep like items together (e.g., all textbooks in one spot) so it is easy for students to find what they need.
6. Place a trash can and recycling bin in the room.
Students should be taught how to use these properly so that recyclable materials do not end up in the trash can and vice versa.
7. Hang posters or charts to decorate the walls.
This can help brighten up the room and add some personality to it. Choose posters or charts that match the topic of the class or that are related to the interests of the students.
8. Connect computers, projectors, and other technology equipment.
Make sure all of this equipment is set up and ready to go before classes start so that there is no delay in getting started each day.
9. Plug in lights and fans.
These should be plugged into an outlet near each desk so that students can easily reach them when needed.
10. Test all equipment to make sure it is working properly.
This includes the projector, computer, speakers, and any other technology that will be used during class. Make sure everything is turned on and functioning correctly before starting class.