Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blog Post #1

I often think about what I want my dream classroom or school to look like. It is very similar to Krissy Venosdale's dream school. I picture it to be colorful, with the walls filled with artwork. Technology to be incorporated in all classrooms. I picture it to be welcoming to parents and students. I picture smiling faces on children and staff. Sugata Mitra also had a viewpoint for school. His viewpoint is to change the education system into something better. He has taught many children and shared his ideas with the world to better education.

What I Want My Students To Know

I want my students to know that they are learning and that it is okay to make mistakes. I want them to be themselves. I want my students to know that I care about their education and their future.

What I Want My Students To Be Able To Do

I want my students to be able to learn, read fluently, write creatively, use their imagination and ask questions. I want them to love, laugh, and forgive.

My Primary Way Of Teaching

My primary way of teaching will be to model what I want them to learn. I will incorporate technology, hands on participation, groups, and lecture.

What Tools Will I Use

I will use many tools such as smart boards, iPads, computers, books, paper, paint, markers, pencils, and educational games just to name a few.

What Role Will My Students Play

My students will play the main role in the classroom. They will be the learners and the teachers. They will teach me and the other students without their knowledge. They will participate and interact in whole group, small group, and one on one. The students role will make learning fun and exciting.


  1. Lauren, we have similar views on a "dream" school. I too, would like hallways filled with artwork and a very calming atmosphere. I love what you said about your students playing the main role in your classroom. My future students will also play a major role in the classroom.

  2. Lauren,
    I also believe students should play a major role in teaching. I mean it is all about them right? Good point about teaching them its okay to make mistakes, especially at such a young age. It's also important they know thAt you care about them.
    How much of a role will technology play? Are you ready for it to be completely iBooks and IPads or do you only want to use the minimum?
    Great job this first post, see you in class.

  3. Melissa,
    I believe technology will play a significant role in the classroom.

  4. "His viewpoint is to change the education system into something better. " You must be more specific.

    " is okay to make mistakes." Don't you need something else here such as "if, when we make a mistake, we try to identify it and correct it"?

    "...and lecture." What role should lectures play in your instruction? We need to know the grade level or subject matter for the school you are designing.