As I sat on one of the comfortable upholstered couches waiting until the class was ready for me, my thoughts turned to the countless parents entering this space for the first time, like me, except that they were most likely in the process of determining a future school for their little one. This first impression, this welcoming space, certainly would have contributed to their making a positive decision.
We know how important space is in a classroom. It says so much about the way things will go and the opportunities our students will have. Every once in a while I think it is important to look around and think about what messages spaces convey to us and others whether it be at home, at school, or in the world.