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Classroom Design

Student Choice in Flexible Seating

Classroom Design, Flexible Seating

The topic of flexible seating in classrooms is everywhere I look!  From threads on Twitter and Facebook to blog posts featuring pictures and explanations.   For some teachers, flexible seating seems to be a new concept.  I’ve even heard of it referred to as a fad.  It’s not though.  Rather, it’s a way of thinking and believing– it’s a part of a teacher’s Philosophy of Education/Teaching (remember writing one for college?!  I wonder where mine is…???). I started teaching in 1997.  My…

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New Curtains

Classroom Design

In an effort to tone down my classroom (remove unnecessary color), I replaced my previous curtains with new ones! Post by Jessica Jackson Meacham.…

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Clean Slate, Fresh Start

Classroom Design, Organized Teaching, Planning

Ever need a “redo” in your life?  We’re lucky that we get a “redo” every new school year. One of my favorite things to “redo” is room arrangement.  For room arrangement I consider, traffic flow, work spaces, and teaching spaces. The room is always emptied every summer when the floors get scrubbed and waxed.  It’s a great time to consider room arrangement.  I consider what went well the previous year, and what needs to change.  There really is only one…

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