When I got my very first teaching job, I walked into my classroom, and everything was stacked in a huge jumble. There was, of course, no evidence of how the teacher before me had arranged things. And I was a bit clueless. So I spent a good amount of time moving tables and desks and shelves this way and that way and muttering to myself. By the time I got everything in a satisfying arrangement, I needed a good shower.
I have to say that I did not think outside the box when arranging my room. But I was new to the whole teaching thing, and I could barely get my head wrapped around being in charge of a classroom full of five-year-olds. Unique and innovative room arrangement just wasn’t an option at the time.
Do you want to try thinking way outside the box in regards to classroom arrangement? Check out this article that describes 20 different classroom arrangements. Yes, 20!
How do you arrange your classroom?