The planning, thinking and talking has taken a turn toward learning space and possibilities.
This is exciting!
I love spaces, learning environments that inspire students yet allow for creativity and thinking.
Standing back and giving students the freedom to decide on a space in the room that works for them, that has the lighting, the window, the wall, the door, the corner, enough space to be alone or to share with a partner depending on what they think will work for them is totally liberating.
Watching students negotiate, collaborate and cooperate to create their 'studio' spaces was both inspiring and challenging. It was really tempting to step in and suggest . . . but the challenge was in stepping back and empowering the students to step up and create a working space that would have the 'feeling' that they 'belonged'
Teaching in an IBPYP school; interests: student agency, technology integration, growth mindset & the continuous cycle of improvement that is the world of education, learning and being!