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Matt Renwick

Designing a Classroom Where Ithaca Students Can Learn Better and Longer - Ithaca Times ... - 41 views

  • Nearly every surface in the model classroom is writeable, including the walls and the desks.
  • When the work on the wall is the kid’s thinking, they then become the teachers.
  • We weren’t built to sit all day.
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  • Think blocks are a manipulative devise that allow kids to build ideas physically,” he said. “It allows students to think about their thinking
  • By changing the structure of the room we can change the behavior of the teachers and the behavior of the kids.
  • In terms of equipping the classroom, it’s not taking additional budget money because we have to periodically replace classroom furniture anyway; we’re just not replacing it with the traditional desks and chairs.
  • We heard deeper discussion about the texts they were working with
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