Challenge 11: Describe your Classroom/ Workspace


The environment in which we spent most of our days in to work  and its relationship to how we learn has become increasingly an area of interest for educators . This environment has even been called “The Third Teacher”.

“It really is a mindset shift,” says Tom Murray, state and district digital learning director for the Alliance for Excellent Education .

“There’s a disconnect if the spaces don’t practice what we preach in terms of the 21st-century skill set.”

This challenge is to take a critical look around YOUR work/learning environment.

  • Describe your workspace or your classroom.
  • How do you feel your physical space stands in relationship to your learning?
  • Is it conducive to 21st century skill set of communicating, collaborating, connecting and creating?
  • Has there been thought put into display spaces, storage spaces, sitting spaces, mobile spaces and lighting?
  • What do you like about your space?
  • What would you change if you could?
  • What would specifically help you to work/learn better in your space?


Add a link to your blog post about your learning environment in the comment section.

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