Change of Scenery

The Last/Next Time
Teaching blog shorts to get you thinking.

The Last Time
When was the last time you left the classroom?
Reflect on recent weeks of the school year. When were you last able to get students out of their seats and move around the classroom? Was there a time when you performed an activity in the hallway, common room area, or outside of the building?

The Next Time
Take advantage of the next time you can offer a change of scenery.
We know that movement helps boost neurons. As lessons call for it, we’re up and moving around the classroom throughout the week. However, a complete change in setting can also provide excitement, connections, and purposeful movement for students. Are you allowed to take a lesson “on the road?” Think about the next time you are able to extend your classroom and see how students respond.