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7 Zones Every Middle School Classroom Should Have

Setting up and organizing a classroom environment with more intention can help maximize the space for student engagement—and learning.

July 20, 2023

“There are so many things in education that you cannot control,” says David LaMaster, assistant principal of curriculum at West Side Middle School in Charleston, West Virginia. “One of the things you can control, though, is the setup of your classroom. Defining specific areas will create a learning environment that promotes positive interactions and maximizes student achievement.” To read more on LaMaster’s tips for classroom design, check out his Edutopia article “Key Areas of Middle School Classrooms.”

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