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Archive for February 11th, 2010

Recently I worked with teachers in Indiana. When I got to the room where we were meeting, I didn’t pay much attention to the space… until teachers came in and began to sit down. I looked at the room arrangement and thought, “What does this tell teachers about how we’ll be learning today?
 

Teachers sitting in rows

 
So, I asked teachers to help me move the tables before we started instruction for the day. I could have done it myself, but many hands make light work! We were done in just a few minutes.
 

Teachers help to move tables

 
Throughout the day, teachers worked collaboratively in groups. What a difference the arrangement of furniture makes in a classroom! How has your furniture arrangement affected learning in your room?

Teachers work in groups

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