What is a Classroom?

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“2am and this makes sense now. I am on a roll, just a final paragraph.”

“Can I have extra sauce and no anchovies?”

“Hey, why don’t we find some data that proves an opposing view. There must be another perspective on this topic that hasn’t been considered. How did this impact on the community and socio-economic factors?”

“Yes, you are right. I think that is a good direction. Can you pass the garlic bread?”

“Log in to the learning platform tonight, complete the final task and don’t forget to submit it by 10pm.”

“Convert 4 science labs into one large communal science centre? It increased classroom efficiency and occupancy ratios? Students work across the different learning spaces, collaborating with 4 teachers and 100 students?”

“Corridors are break out spaces, for small groups, independent learning, displays, research, interaction. “

Doesn’t make any sense?

This is what learning and planning for learning sometimes sounds like today.

Schools are certainly not what they used to be.

What is a classroom today?

We face a new paradigm. We face a time when new research has proven what strategies accelerate and retain learning. Children learn differently now and we recognise the value of different learning styles.

At GSE when we work on a school we:

  • Work on the students
  • Work on the staff
  • Work on the work
  • Work on the spaces