|My teacher desk doubled as a computer station.|
The problem with teacher desks:
- It becomes too easy to spend a lot of time there- time that should be spent with students. We're all guilty of this.
- A teacher 'desk' turns into a 'corner' and can takeover a room.
- It's a symbol of power, and intimidates students who want to come ask for help.
- It separates the teacher from the students; my learning vs. your learning, it should be our learning.
- Having your desk double as a student work station. I come from the viewpoint that if it is a school issued computer then students should be able to use it too. It also forces you to keep things organized and put away.
- Turning your desk so that it faces a wall. This makes your room look bigger, and you won't want to sit there during class with your back facing the kids- therefore you won't sit there as much.
I wonder what my students' parents will think when they walk into a classroom that doesn't have a clearly visible teacher desk?