[R-0453] S3: Child Development

Citation: Rath, A. (2016). Classrooms of the future: ‘A whole lot more than just tables and chairs.’ Retrieved from [cite]  [or enter Classrooms of the future: ‘A whole lot more than just tables and chairs’” in your search window]

Abstract: This article provides scholars with a great example of how designing a classroom in a way that fits the individual needs of children can carry positive impact on children’s learning. Teacher Brown also describes how she involved her students in making a decision about their classroom personal chairs.

Integration: “The kids had voice in all of those decisions,” Brown said. “It’s one of the things that all of my kids share – that need to feel confident, to feel safe. It allows them to stretch their academic skills farther when they feel they’re in an environment that they’re safe to make choices (in).”

Content Focus: Physical Environment; Classroom Design; Children with Exceptionalities

Notes: Although this article talks about designing a classroom for students who range from age 11 to 15, this is still applicable to designing an early childhood classroom to meet the individual needs of children.

In addition, it would improve the resource if it were in person-first language (e.g., students with cognitive impairment, not cognitively impaired students).

You may also have your scholars think why we always should use person-first language, as opposed to disability-first language.