Environment is something that I strongly value. I am absolutely focused on creating a physical environment that matches the mood and vibe I want in my house, my bedroom, and maybe most importantly my classroom.
I have spent the last 3 years putting together the classroom of my dreams. What started as an active seating adventure turned into a dedication to making my health space an environment where student feel relaxed and can focus on connecting with peers and practicing awesome health skills. Thanks to Suffolk Zone NYSAHPERD grants and donations from coworkers, we have an eclectic array of chairs, tables, ottomans, and a bulletin board for each of my 9 classes. I love being in that space – it’s where I feel home.
Being away from school has made me realize how much I value my classroom and the supportive learning environment it helps create. I’ve also realized that the classroom is not just for the students- I miss working there! My classroom is conducive to MY learning and productivity- I’m struggling at home. Hopefully I will be able to take some elements of this calming, relaxed space and bring it to my home “office.”
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If you are looking for posters to display in your classroom you will love this blog post. Not only does it share how I use Canva to create art, but it includes download links to tons of free posters!