Bookmark What are the biggest challenges as far as the classroom itself, furniture, organization workflow to students' learning and teaching? Related Tags: STEM More Related Discussions liz Posted 04/16/2012 10:57AM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM This post was created by a member of Edutopia's community. If you have your own #eduawesome tips, strategies, and ideas for improving education, share them with us. Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Comments (1) Sign in or register to comment Follow Subscribe to comments via RSS Posted 5/3/2012 9:17am MyWild Today's classroom should have flexibility with room for all dynamic possibilities to occur. See the classroom is a mini-city, at the initial stage, students will build on as they learn, congregate for discussion, and models their growth through their work. If you have positive vibe when you enter you want to be a part of this classroom. Some must haves: places for small teams or large teams (desks or table that move), places to park ( a spot on the floor or a nook in on the side), places of quiet ( a no interruption center), places for sharing (classroom walls or school-wide halls), places for spontaneous study (grab and go use anywhere laptop cart) , and a place for teacher student conferencing. During the first few weeks of school, make time to share and practice at least 2 or 3 ways a flexible classroom can transform depending on your needs, a lesson for the day or projects in the weeks ahead. Be prepared to allow students the time to be a part in meeting the needs of everyone by keeping them informed how the spaces and places should be used and how it works to their best interest. Make it an opportunity to learn about our need to be flexible. Sign in to vote! Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?