I am so excited to be back to the helm at #whatisschool and for the next few months, we have exciting chats lined up for you with the best and brightest that education has to offer. This week we have the amazing Erin Klein leading the charge with me as we discuss how to rethink your classroom re-design. With over 67,000 followers on Twitter alone, Erin is a trusted and well respected global educator based in Michigan, USA. She is a Scholastic Top Teacher, awarded MACUL 2014 Teacher of the Year, regularly blogs on many of the top global platforms and is an ASCD Emerging Leader. It is an honor to have her join us this week for #whatisschool.
Are you looking for easy and creative ideas for your best classroom ever? Join Erin Klein as she moderates this chat to discuss and share creative ways you can organize your classroom and create unique spaces, all in the service of helping children learn. Enjoy interacting with one another and discussing the fundamental elements of creating a space that is developmentally appropriate for today’s learners.
Erin discusses how to begin the process of rethinking your re-design, shares easy and manageable tips to get started, and shows several examples of thoughtfully-designed learning environments. Participants learn how to get started with setting your room up for success, simple tricks to make a big impact, and affordable ways to set up a brain-friendly space.
Let’s connect this week during #whatisschool and prepare for an exciting year ahead.
Our chat times for around the world are:
- Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
- Thursday 6pm Central Time
- Thursday 7pm EDT
- Thursday 11pm GMT
- Friday 7am Singapore/WA (Perth) Time
- Friday 9am AEST
- Friday 11am NZT
Questions #whatisschool, August 4, 2016 7PM EDT
- Why does class design matter when thinking about setting up your learning space?
- What small ways can teachers make a big impact in the classroom?
- In what ways should today’s classrooms look different than they did in years past?
- Does technology integration allow for more innovative spaces?
- What resources (books, images, sites, people to follow, articles, etc) have you found helpful regarding class design?
- How can one go about starting this process or funding this type of project?