Erin Klein's Reading Nook in her second grade classroom.

Erin Klein on Classroom Design

Erin Klein @KleinErin is an interior designer turned second-grade teacher from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her room is epic and designed to be attractive and also take into account the research on classroom design. (Read Mindshift's Popular Article: To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks! which features her work.)

Erin Klein, second grade teacher

Erin Klein, Second Grade teacher is an interior designer turned teacher who focuses on “aesthetically pleasing brain-friendly classrooms.” If you're redesigning your classroom, you'll want to listen.

Erin's buzzword is “aesthetically pleasing brain-friendly classrooms” and we should all aspire to this. Erin Klein is my go-to person to understand how we REALLY should be arranging our classrooms. (And those teachers with paper-covered walls might need to rethink their approach.)

Every elementary teacher should listen to this podcast. Elementary admins who want to improve learning and retention will want to learn the basics.

One of my favorite things said in this podcast was when Erin busted the myth that covering the wall with posters might just not be the best thing for learning, instead suggests that teachers rotate material at eye level.

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Twitter: @KleinErin

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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