Again an interesting post by Larry Cuban. How does your classroom looks like, btw? (Mine actually changed a lot today during class).
How teachers arrange the furniture in classrooms gives a peek into how teachers teach. Look at these photos taken last year of elementary and secondary classrooms that have different furniture arrangements.
Note the different arrangements of desks. In the first photo, rows of movable desks face the front of the classroom where the teacher’s desk is located. The second photo has a horseshoe pattern of tablet armchairs across from one another. The third photo is of an elementary classroom that is chock-full of materials and children working on different activities with adults sitting on the rug and chair working with individual pupils. And the final photo is one of a secondary classroom arranged in rows where each student has a tablet and a smart phone.
Now, take a look at photos of classrooms over the past century.
Five decades later when movable desks and chairs replaced the traditional bolted down…
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