In case you've never heard of hygge (pronounced hue-gah), according to Google dictionary it is the quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). My understanding is that, during the long, dark, Danish winters, they practice hygge as a way to… Continue reading Hygge Classroom Challenge- Make Your Classroom Warm and Inviting the Danish Way!
This past week, I took part in Building Book Love's Clean Classroom Challenge. It was such an uplifting experience that I wanted to share it with others so that you might get some joy from it as well. A little background I have a very neat classroom. I pride myself on creating a unique space… Continue reading My Clean Classroom Challenge Experience- How I took back my space
This post is part classroom reveal, part definition of flexible seating. If you only want to see my room, scroll down. 🙂 Like most school teachers, as the end of July approaches, I begin to think about when I can get in my classroom to get it ready. It seems counterproductive to spend part… Continue reading Am I Flexing? My Journey with Flexible Seating in the Secondary Classroom
For several years, I had been wanting to change up the furnishings in my classroom. I kept seeing these cool "cafe/coffee shop" rooms that seemed to be a much nicer environment to learn in, never mind the hours I spend in my room as well. So I started collecting pieces from parent donations, garage… Continue reading Hygge and Harry Potter: Marrying my Love for HP with Flexible Seating in the Classroom
If you haven't read any educational blogs lately, let me get you up to speed on a couple of issues. First, there is this movement to implement flexible seating in the classroom. It's meant to reflect the changing needs of students during their learning process. Big corporations with forward-thinking management, like Amazon and Google, are… Continue reading Yes, I’m fancy. So what?