Freedom to come and go

classrooms open to the outdoors, some students in boxes (classrooms) can become nervous, scared and try to hide.  Let them go and they will come back.  Need an element of danger, risk, teaches them to assess risk and to help each other, create society.  Less individual, egocentric behaviour, more teamwork through necessity.  Noise is normal and appropriate.


Extended classroom structure

Having students for a second year in a row this year I see the benefit of one teacher for more than a year, you get to know them, how they learn, what they need and actually fill gaps, there are no wasted terms while you ‘get to know each other’.

Trust – huge part of this reading.