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Designing your classroom

September 17, 2012

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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.

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