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Classroom Environment: More Than Just Desks and Chairs

It is virtually impossible to step into any two classrooms whether in the same building or across the country and find them set up in the exact same manner. Does classroom set up really have an effect on student learning? Is there a science behind this? Read the resources below to find out if your classroom set up is enhancing or hindering your student learning.
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Classroom Environment: More Than Just Desks and Chairs
  • Clutter-Free Classroom

    Website Blog
    clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com
    clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com
    Caitlin Unger says:
    This is a fantastic blog that provides teachers with many different "series" for a cheap purchase to better organize their classrooms. Some of these series include de-cluttering your classroom and setting up your classroom.
  • workshopteaching.weebly.com
    workshopteaching.weebly.com

    Differention made easy: Teaching with a workshop approach

    10 minute read
    Caitlin Unger says:
    This is a Weebly on differentiation. However, they have a great section on classroom setup with clear cut suggestions with picture aids.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    These seven suggestions are based around setting up the classroom seating chart using different types of furniture, using strategic child placements based on assessment to encourage "coaching," providing equal access to technology, and including a private place for children to unwind in order to enhance the learning of all levels.
  • The Organized Classroom Blog

    Website Blog
    theorganizedclassroomblog.com
    theorganizedclassroomblog.com
    Caitlin Unger says:
    This is a blog created by a teacher that provides many examples and strategies to keep your classroom organized and promote "less stress and more effectiveness" day to day.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    Pinterest is one of the greatest tools ever created in regards to resources for teachers. If you don't have one, get one! This is a board that gives great visuals and tips for successful classroom organization!
  • christianschoolproducts.com
    christianschoolproducts.com

    What Makes Classroom Furniture Ergonomic

    15 minute read
    Caitlin Unger says:
    Admittedly when I think of a classroom, I automatically think of children sitting in chairs at their desks. According to this article, children do spend 80% of their school day sitting. However, the standard furniture they are provided with actually hinders their learning. This is definitely something to think about for those that have more control over their classroom furniture options!
  • earlychildhoodnews.com
    earlychildhoodnews.com

    Culture in the Classroom

    20 minute read
    Caitlin Unger says:
    The classroom environment involves way more than desk and chair set up. This article reflects on the effects of implementing a multi-cultural classroom and the benefits that it has on learning. This was a particularly interesting find for me and gave me some great tips to use for my own classroom!
  • theguardian.com
    theguardian.com

    The Small Changes in Classroom Enviornment that can Improve Learning

    5 minute read
    Caitlin Unger says:
    This was a pilot study done in Blackpool schools and the researcher concluded that the environmental factors that are the most influential to children learning are: light, choice for the user, connections, different types of learning areas, and color.
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Diana LindseyMiddle School Math Cross-CurricularNovember 30, 2016
yes. I had to throw some things away and start new. when starting over label every thing and create a place for them easy to see and find later