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Numbers Are Radical

Classroom Design
  1. A well designed classroom has purpose that aids and connects to overall classroom management.

  2. Confusion & stagnation are the ultimate enemies of student progress.

  3. A classroom should be well organized and always improving. 

Classroom Appearance/Arrangement


  • Rules/instructions for entry (management begins at the door!)

  • Tutoring schedule

  • Information about school organizations

  • Mini agenda on door (laminated white posterboard for dryerase)

Doorway (inside):​

  • Entry question (Learning begins at the door! Use flashcards that are simple and need little support such as a multiplication table)

  • Table by the door (for warm-up/bell ringer)

  • Wall pocket organizer

    • attendance record

    • emergency folder

    • hall pass

    • entry flashcards

  • Restroom log

  • Tutoring log


  • Paper tray (paper for student use)

  • Journal storage (labeled with each class period)

  • Student Supplies


  • Tables and charts (large enough to read from across the room)

  • Journal pages (poster size reference and current interactive journal pages)

  • Word Wall

  • Agenda

  • Student Expectation (I will . . .)

  • Language Objective (I will . . .)

  • Essential Question (How can I . . .?)

Seating Arrangement

2010 - present

​​Classroom walls should not merely be covered or decorated. Think of each wall as valuable real estate. The items on the walls should reflect what needs to be learned, being learned, and what has been learned. Students will use the walls productively if you give them something productive to view.

2010 - present

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