The Ultimate Guide to Managing High Capacity Classrooms

A case study on the Chaos to Control workshop: Managing High Capacity Classrooms

Source – United Nations (2020) via

Schools today are becoming increasingly interconnected as we embark on a journey into the realm of education, with the increasing growing student population, where the richness of globalization, migration and diversity weaves together the very fabric of our schools.

With this also comes the issue of high capacity classrooms, sometimes making teachers and schools finding it challenging to have an effective teaching and learning environment and offer the quality of education the students deserve, and not hindered by the count.

This is how we partnered with one school from Saudi Arabia in tackling this challenge, converting chaos into control equips teachers with practical tools and techniques to create a student-centric and productive learning environment.

Pedagogical Strategies for Success

The workshop focuses on three key pedagogical approaches

By incorporating these strategies, teachers can effectively engage students, manage behavior, and improve overall learning outcomes.

L&D Design for Optimal Results

To maximize the effectiveness of the training, the program adopts a learner-centered and interactive design approach. Participants are encouraged to actively engage in hands-on activities, collaborate in conversations, and reflect on their experiences. This experiential learning approach facilitates knowledge retention and encourages group problem-solving. By sharing their experiences and learning from one another, teachers gain valuable insights and practical solutions to address the unique challenges of high capacity classrooms.


Engaging Training Delivery

During the physical workshop, over 40 teachers from Grades 1-9 were immersed in an environment focused on setting a positive attitude and fostering engagement. Activity-based learning and the use of props allowed participants to experience collaborative learning firsthand. The workshop included various activities such as graphical framing, empathy circles, positive behavior reinforcement, and energizers. These activities not only kept the teachers engaged but also provided them with tangible examples of how to implement these strategies in their own classrooms.

Rukshan Razzak, the Principal of SLISR (Sri Lankan International School – Riyadh), expressed his appreciation for the workshop, stating that it was informative, engaging, and insightful for the teachers. The positive atmosphere created from the beginning ensured the engagement of all participants and their equal contribution. The friendly and energetic approach taken by the workshop facilitators provided practical solutions to the challenges teachers face in the classroom, ultimately benefiting both teachers and students.

The Sri Lankan International School – Riyadh (SLISR) is a prestigious educational institution that operates as an independent, non-profit community school. It provides a comprehensive education program, combining the British and Sri Lankan curriculum with a global outlook. With over 800 students from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Jordan, Kenya, Eritrea, Sudan; SLISR caters to students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Since its establishment in 1988, SLISR has been dedicated to delivering excellence in education and has consistently achieved outstanding academic results in the region. As an authorized Pearson Edexcel Learning and Examination Centre, SLISR is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, setting high standards for its students year after year.

Empowering Teachers Worldwide

With over a decade of experience in the education technology ecosystem, BootUp has empowered more than 3000+ teachers globally. They specialize in using the DDE (Design, Develop, and Execute) approach to create tailored training and development solutions for pedagogical challenges. For workshops in the Middle East region, educators can contact Amra Iuoop, Director of Continuing Education, at +971588067329.

The “Chaos to Control: Managing High Capacity Classrooms” workshop by BootUp has successfully equipped teachers with the confidence and tools necessary to transform their classrooms into engaging learning environments. By addressing the unique pedagogical challenges of high capacity classrooms and implementing an interactive and learner-centered design approach, teachers can positively influence their students’ learning journeys. This program fosters growth, skill improvement, talent identification, and student engagement, leading to enhanced overall student outcomes.



  • Amra Sanoon
    Amra Sanoon
    July 2, 2023 at 1:09 am

    It’s wonderful to hear feedback from Rukshan Razzak, the Principal of SLISR. Practical solutions for teachers’ classroom challenges can lead to better outcomes for both educators and students. As a reader, I found the blog post “The Ultimate Guide to Managing High Capacity Classrooms” to be quite informative and insightful.

  • Mohamed Sabraz
    Mohamed Sabraz
    July 30, 2023 at 7:00 am

    I appreciate the focus on pedagogical strategies like active learning, social emotional learning, and universal design. These methods can truly make a difference in engaging students and improving learning outcomes.

  • Anujan Pushparaj
    Anujan Pushparaj
    August 1, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    This article sheds light on an issue that’s becoming increasingly relevant as student populations grow. Managing high capacity classrooms is crucial for effective education, and it’s great to see a practical approach being offered.

  • Ramesh De Silva
    Ramesh De Silva
    August 4, 2023 at 10:00 am

    The use of engaging activities during the workshop, like graphical framing and empathy circles, is an excellent way to keep teachers involved and show them how to apply these strategies in their own classrooms.

  • Sabnam Fatima
    Sabnam Fatima
    August 6, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    As a reader, I found the blog post “The Ultimate Guide to Managing High Capacity Classrooms” to be quite informative and insightful.


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