As a parent of a student, I have to say that you are a tribute to teachers everywhere and are no doubt creating other forward-thinking teachers with posts like this one! I'm going to take some of your examples to my next PTA meeting. My favorite examples are:
Creating a student-friendly space
Focus on meeting the needs of the students
Make changes only if they will serve a purpose
Ask, "How does this change help the student learn?"
No permanent desk space
I like many of the tools you wrote about, too.
Looks like our school has our work cut out for us!
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