Setting up your classroom
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The classroom. It’s your space; make it your domain. Setting up your first classroom or a new classroom can be exhilarating; An opportunity to let out your creative side. But one thing many teachers forget is to make that room work for you. There are a variety of ways to organise a classroom to make it easy to manoeuvre, to ensure there is access to everything that is required on a day-to-day basis, to save teachers time throughout the school year. It just takes some planning and preparation. This chapter explores strategies that will help you set up the classroom to minimise the work needed on it throughout the year such as creating interactive display boards that run throughout the school year, creating resources stations around the room, set up equipment zones and other ideas to maximise the time in the summer to prepare for the rest of the school year. There are even ideas for those that don’t have a fixed classroom.