What tied to the size of the class. However,

      What is large class? Many teachers work in
elementary classes with large number of learners, they almost can fill a hall.
In fact, there is no specific size for class that has large number of students,
is usually measured according to teacher’s point of view. In some countries
some teachers consider 25 to 30 student in one class is a large class, while
others believe that this number is normal or small. In teacher’s perspective,
the number of learners will be large because we want to feel like it. While the
class of 50 students or more considered large to the teachers that are used to
teach classes of 25 students or less, but the class that consisted of 35
students is considered to be large and even worrisome. When we face classes
with large numbers, many of may be tempted to surrender; thinking that it is
impossible to reach the education of this numerous number of learners. After
all, the problem lies in our assumption that learning is tied to the size of
the class. However, research has shown that there is no automatic correlation
between classroom size and learning, students may learn with class that has
very large numbers as their peers in a few numbers. Above all, if we want to
manage a large class we have to create an environment that can help the
students to learn as well as other normal classes.                     


The class
environment is the most important point that we have to consider when we want
to manage our large class. Although we
rarely control how many learners are educated, we are always able to control
the classroom environment in which we know; which is most important, as it is
greatly influences how well learners learn. Let’s close our eyes and imagine
that we are a new teacher who is asked to teach a class of 60 or more students.
After the initial shock, perhaps as a result of this shock; what questions
would we ask ourselves? Most likely, the first question that comes to mind is
(how do I manage this huge number of learners?). In fact, this question
highlights the most important aspect of working in large classes, which is
managing the classroom environment as a convenient place to teach and learn. The
classroom environment encompasses the physical environment- including learning
resources for lessons, and the psycho-social environment: such us using ways to
promote learning as a community in order to reduce congestion and deal
effectively with misconduct. Our ability to create well-managed physical and
psychosocial environments can make the difference between a calm, functioning
class and a chaotic one.

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The ideal classroom is set up in a lighted,
clean, and equipped room that accommodates each student comfortably; enabling
him to move and work well, either individually or collectively. To encourage
active learning and engage learners, seats are arranged so that they can see
each other and see the teacher. Unfortunately, few classrooms are ideal
framework for learning, especially in large numbers where space is usually
limited. The hot, crowded, noisy, and small classrooms crowded with a large
number of learners often provide a bad framework for learning, both for
ourselves and for our students. We need all our skills and planning skills to
create a comfortable classroom for learning. However, what we seek is worth our
effort because it facilitates our work and makes it more pleasing to us. It is
important to remember that what pleases us is not necessarily what makes our
students happy. So we have to arrange the grade at the beginning of the year and
ask our students if this arrangement will comfort them. It is better to divide
them into groups and ask each group to look at the class and its content, then
draw a picture showing how they prefer to organize the class. So we use some
ideas from their drawings to design a class for our students. After we try the
arrangement for a week or two, we go back and ask them if they are comfortable
with it. We   have to change the arrangement if they feel
they may relax more in another order. Above all, we start managing our large
class from this environment which we call it physical environment.


We often call the classroom (learning society),
because it is where we constantly stay with our students inside the school
where everyone knows each other. It is also the place where everyone works
together- the teacher and the learners- to learn new things about the world.
Building sense of community is important in dealing with large classes, showing
our interests in our students and our ability to teach them; and encourages
them to recognize us and participate in the learning process. The goal is to
understand each other, as teachers and students. Building this sense of
community and the positive psycho-social environment associated with it will
motivate our students to learn, enhance their participation. It helps them
learn at their full potential, even in circumstances where the classroom may
seem overcrowded. In addition, learners are shown to value more for their
learning and get better marks, when the teacher is actually willing to help
them learn.



All in all, we have to prepare a better
environment for our students, so that we can engage them and help them with
learning during their class time. Having both environment physical and
psycho-social into our class is a good way for creating understanding between
teachers and their students. These environments can aid us with controlling our
large classes and teach them in the perfect way.