Thursday, March 26, 2009
Northern Guilford Middle School
In efforts to better the environment at Northern Guilford Middle School, I decided to concentrate on a classroom. The classroom that I am focusing on is the 7th grade math classroom belonging to Mrs. Arnold. After talking with her I hope to be able to provide some options for the school to be able to make adjustments by changing the arrangement of the room and how the light in the room is handled. The light shelf, as "economic" as it is, has become a problem for all of the teachers since it is too bright for when they are teaching on the projection screen. There is no way to control the amount of light that comes in through the windows because there are no blinds or any blockage mechanisms. There will need to be a way to solve the issues with the seating arrangements - the desks are connected to the chair and are beside each other making it hard for one of the students to get into their desk without bumping up against their classmate.