Aug 8, 2016 | by Janice Smith
We always feel so lucky when visiting new schools and networks because we get to see SO. MANY. classrooms in such a short amount of time. I find myself frantically taking pictures of all the new & interesting ideas I see on the walls, and when time permits (which sadly is not often enough), we love having teachers give us a tour of their classroom and the intention behind everything we’re seeing. We find typically what decorates the walls (and ceilings, and desks, and floors in many cases) tends to fit into three categories:
- Academic Reinforcement
- Systems & Routines
We’ve created a collection with five different full Classroom Tours, featuring elementary and middle school classrooms, called Physical Space: Classroom Tours, which you can find in the Mission 100% Video Library. But beyond that, we also have a lot of shorter clips highlighting specific parts of different classrooms we’ve visited. You can find them by doing a Framework search that looks like this: INSTRUCTION –> Planning –> Classroom Space. There you’ll find over 60 videos featuring the actual classroom space, and how it’s used, and you can use the hashtags on the right side of the page once you’re there to get even more specific.
As always, if you have any questions or trouble finding what you need, don’t hesitate to reach out!