Teaching Tip Tuesday: Reimagine your classroom for student engagement

Increase student engagement by recreating your classroom space.  
This is an update from a previous post.  We have added this video from Edutopia:

Check out the bottom of this post to see how a Brenham ISD teacher has redone her classroom to better meet the needs of her students!

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How do you want your classroom to look in the future?
Think about how your classroom aligns with your curriculum, goals, and objectives.  Last year, video 3 (remake your classroom) really made me rethink the flow, layout, desk arrangement, collaborative space, and technology in my classroom. 

My favorite video: 
(Take the great ideas from this last video and apply as many as possible to your classroom.  Don't think just about a total makeover or the money needed to make changes.... Think about the small things you can do to recreate the students space.  The best thing about moving from the old Alton to the new building was that we were able to clean out all the old material, books, etc that we didn't use anymore.  Start new now.)

Also, check out this awesome blog post about Brenham ISD's own Lauren Ritter over at Krause Elementary School.  She decided to rethink her classroom this year and re-imagined it for student engagement.