Imagine and design your IDEAL classroom!!
School budget cuts have hit classrooms hard and teachers are left with very little supply money from the school district. The furniture and supplies have seen many years of students and taken a beating. But it's all we've got...
The IDEAL classroom can be achieved. You just have to reimagine it and work with what you've got.
Grab that notebook and start thinking about how to set up the classroom for next year’s students.
When evaluating and assessing your current classroom design, it’s important to reflect on your teaching style, the needs of your students, room design and how to actively engage the students within that classroom environment.
Think about these two questions…
How can I create a classroom environment that actively engages students?
What can I do to make sure my students are part of a classroom that promotes and encourages active and authentic learning?
First, we must think about the design and setup of the physical classroom space. When we set up the rooms in our homes, we think about
the people that inhabit the home,
the purpose of the room,
our “living style” and
how we want to live in that room.
Why wouldn’t we do the same when designing our classrooms.!