The Dream Classroom

Summer is here. In recent posts we’ve been offering suggestions on reflecting about the year – celebrating your achievements and your students’ achievements.

You’ve accomplished a lot and none of this could have happened without your classroom. So we wanted to take some time to explore the space in which your teaching occurs. Our resident design expert, Mikaila Waters, has a passion for space use and will offer up some ideas for your classrooms over the next few days.

Before we get to those recommendations – what do you think makes a classroom space great? What is one of your favorite elements of your classroom? Where do you feel most productive? Where do you get the majority learning done? What is one thing you want to change about your classroom? Think about what your dream classroom would be…

(Image Source: inhabitat.com)

What would work best for you? What would work best for your students? Think about shared space. Think about dedicated space. The classroom is your canvas and even if you don’t have the time or resources to make it the perfect classroom, small details can make a big difference. Time to reinvent, reconsider, and get excited!

—Will

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