Monday, September 01, 2008

For All You Trading Spaces Teachers

Franki and Mary Lee at A Year of Reading hosted a Trading Spaces event where lots of teachers shared their classroom spaces. All you lovely folks who participated, and any other classroom teacher reading this post, might want to check this out.

I've "borrowed" shamelessly from Denise at Joy of Children's Literature. (Thanks, Denise!) Don't know this blog? If you teach, you should. Here's what she writes.
The Stenhouse Blog features articles by Stenhouse authors along with audio, video, and print interviews on a variety of subjects. A recent post titled How Would Debbie Diller Redesign your Classroom is based on author Debbie Diller's new book, Spaces and Places which presents ideas teachers can use to better manage the classroom and support student learning and independence. In the blog post, "Diller has set up an online Flickr gallery where you can upload photos of your classroom, as well as post questions and comments on others’ photos. Diller will select three photos of whole group areas that have been submitted to the gallery and will provide her own advice on how the area could be redesigned to provide a more comfortable or productive space for children." If you are among the first ten to upload a classroom photo, Stenhouse will send you a free copy of any Debbie Diller book.
There you go, people! You've got your photos already, so what are you waiting for?

1 comment:

  1. And it doesn't even have to be a classroom or library. If you have a cozy office (maybe at a university...maybe in Virginia...hint, hint, wink, wink), come on over and share that space, too! Leave a comment with a link and we'll add you to the roundup!