Today was my last day of work. As I prepared to leave my room for a lovely summer break, I took a few pictures for a couple of reasons: 1) I wanted to capture the image of my super-shiny, clean room & post it on Instagram, and 2) I wanted to get some advice from other teachers, especially those who have experience in a TAB classroom.
Next year, Lindsay, Stephen and I are beginning our TLLP journey together, and part of the journey involves assessing and restructuring our classrooms. I can’t think of a better time to take stock of my learning environment, get advice and begin to plan for changes in the coming school year. In fact, I’m going to challenge my friends to do the same thing. Stephen & Lindsay (and anyone else who would like to join us for the ride): Take a picture of your classroom, write a blog post with your images & ask for advice from others.
I’ve learned that other people have amazing strengths that we can benefit from, especially when those strengths balance our own weaknesses. My weakness: organization.
How should I organize my classroom? What is the best way to use the space I work in every day? How do I prevent tossing materials in a location that I know about, but my students don’t? How do I create centres (or is this advisable for high school)? Is it better to simply organize & label materials and equipment for easy access & storage? What about anchor charts that could be displayed near certain storage areas?
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