Designing your classroom
There are many misconceptions about classroom design, for instance, its perceived lesser importance to other areas like quality of curriculum and teacher effectiveness, and that it is a costly affair. However, research has shown the profound effect of classroom aesthetics on teaching and learning. It is also possible to build a high-performance classroom by getting creative with layouts and inexpensive materials.
Besides considering the important factors in classroom planning, it may be necessary to experiment with a few designs before deciding on one that best fulfills your educational needs (try Classroom Architect, a free online classroom design tool). The goal of classroom design should be to provide students with a learning environment that supports imaginative activity.