After subscribing to medium.com/bright, I found many interesting articles and topics to explore. The article that stood out to me was The Perfect Classroom, According to Science by Sarika Bansal. As a future teacher, I was intrigued by the title and wanted to learn more. Since students spend most of their time in the classroom, it is not surprising that the physical classroom environment can impact how students learn. According to research from the article, physical infrastructure, including light and air quality play a significant role in the students overall concentration.
The study went above and beyond by creating a Platonic ideal classroom. Some of the main features in the classroom were light, noise, temperature, accessibility, layout, plants, and wall decorations. I found this article very interesting and useful for many teachers. One of the features that struck me by surprise was the impact of wall decorations. I did not realize that certain images on posters could either have a positive or negative affect on students. I definitely think it is important to display wall decorations that can be inviting to a variety of students
Overall, the ideas this article suggests to enhance the physical environment in the classroom are worth reading about, and I plan on keeping them in mind for my future classroom!
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