I decided to focus on learning spaces this year in the classroom and around my school. It led me to create a makerspace in my school’s library, but it also led me to take a hard look at the classroom. Last summer, I visited my classroom and decided to change it around. The entire process started with one simple question: “Is this room designed for me or for my students?” It was on this question that I based every decision I made when it came to designing the room.
Source: Ditching the Desk
I’m trying to think what I had for a desk in my first classroom 20 years ago… Since I had a computer at the time, I had to have a desk. Nowadays my classroom tech is portable, which is a big reason a lot of people couldn’t get rid of desks. And now, there are different ways of thinking about that space.