Classroom Design Challenge
Create a Classroom Full of JOY Without a Pocket Full of Cash
Our classrooms are our homes away from home for not only ourselves but our students as well. Science tells us that our home and work environment can influence our mood, impact our behavior, and instigate our interactions. Whether by design or by time, all classrooms produce a vibe that can be felt as soon as you and your students walk through the door. If your classroom's essence is haunted by ghosts of teachers past, has enough clutter to qualify for an episode of Hoarders, or appears to have been arranged by a prison architect, then this class is for you. When you have a solid design plan that is backed by science and inspired by interest, your classroom will become a happier and more productive place to learn.
By the end of this week-long class, you will have a classroom design plan in which you can implement in just a few days. The planning process will ensure that you won't spend money on unneeded items and won't spend time aimlessly puttering around your room without results.
I hope that you will join me!
Ashley Bible is a high school English teacher who strives to build a creative learning environment for her secondary students.