The classroom environment is the fundamental element of the elementary school teaching and learning experience. The look and feel of a classroom can completely change the learning that occurs within it, and with little help, any teacher can rethink the classroom environment and make it exciting and inspiring. A room to learn shows teachers how to use their classrooms to bring out the best in their students.
Based on the latest research about how children learn, this book facilitates teaching and learning. Focused on showing teachers how to use the learning environment as a teaching tool, A room to learn begins with research and exploration about designing classrooms for child-centered learning. A room to learn then explores specific areas of classroom design such as use of colour and plants, room arrangement, learning centres, and the impact of clutter. With “before” and “after” photos of real classrooms, teachers can examine each area and determine how their own classroom could be improved.