Inspiration for Redesigning Your Learning Space
As I have mentioned many times, I love listening to podcasts when I'm commuting. Recently I listened to this podcast from The Cool Cat Teacher - "Do Students Learn Better in Chairs or Couches?" In this podcast, the guest, Oskar Cymerman, talks about how he plans to Starbucks his classroom. Oskar is a Chemistry and Principles of Engineering Teacher at Woodbury High School in the Twin Cities Metro Area, MN.
After listening to the podcast, I went to Oskar's website, focus2achieve.com and read his blogpost about redesigning his learning space. In the blog post, Oskar mentions checking out the hashtag #StarbucksMyRoom on Twitter. So I went to check it out.
Ready. Set. Go— Alison Hannon (@AlisonHannon) August 14, 2016
School starts tomorrow. Excited! #classdesign #StarbucksMyRoom pic.twitter.com/EcJmHR1hZD
Moved in my couch last night! I know my former students will be jealous! #StarbucksMyRoom pic.twitter.com/WfCUoUWcdR— April Cremer (@MissCremer) August 10, 2016
@DidacticChad @amann4edu Love it! Great start! I can't wait to #StarbucksMyRoom with our laptop lab - sign is done! pic.twitter.com/1Qkp9taa0M— Tamara Letter (@HCPSTinyTech) August 5, 2016
These teachers and classrooms really jumpstart my desire to bring in flexible seating and create learning spaces for today's students. This is the year to #StarbucksMyRoom! I don't actually have a classroom, but we do have open spaces in our high school where comfortable, flexible seating can be incorporated. I hope you have the chance to listen to the podcast I mentioned above or to follow Oskar's blog or to check out the hashtag #StarbucksMyRoom.