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Friday, August 28, 2015
What Shape Will Your Classroom Be In This Year?
For the first 24 years of my teaching career, I have had my classroom in a U shape an idea I took from my 10th grade English teacher. The thought was to facilitate discussion in the classroom. This year, though, I am trying a new idea. I am using a much smaller desk so that I be out of the way and my students will be seated in groups of four. While I do use the front of the room to bring context, with flipping, my students are doing much more work on their own (or in groups) while I move around the room to check for understanding and to see if they need help on what is being done. I am curious to see how this set-up works.
If you want to change your room, here and here are two ways to lay out your room to see if it will work for you before you move the actual desks.