Friday, June 3, 2016

Classroom Space

Seoul Foreign School - a reputable school with more than 100 years of history. I like the way each teacher brings his personality in the design of the learning space. It is simply rich with resources. I recall teaching in a room where kids get to choose to sit on a sofa or the carpet. The carpet area provides proximity between students and stimulus of learning, increasing engagement manifolds compared to when students are at their desks.


Anglo Singapore International School in Bangkok. On Campus 64 (the school has three campuses), the kindergarten has thematic rooms. Here the kids are learning in a real minimart with real display and very realistic produce. The entire room is set up exactly like a minimart with a real cashier machine. A treehouse structure is under construction. I am impressed by how willing the school administration in taking up and bring my 'crazy' ideas to life.

King David School in South Africa. The carpet is really magical in getting children's attention.

International School of Dulsedoff in Germany. I like the provision of a lot of space for students and teacher to write. You can write in the walls and the kids write on their desks. No need for mini whiteboards. This grade two boy was doing some exploration and in the midst of making an amazing discovery. The students are so independent.




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