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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.