“Ditching the Desk”

Interesting little piece from Edutopia with possible relevance for library instruction discussing the possible negative impact a teacher’s desk creates for learning in classrooms. An excerpt:

2. Approachability

The teacher desk has always created a barrier between student and teacher. Some students won’t approach the teacher because of the intimidation factor that the desk represents. By getting rid of it, I had more students coming up to ask me for help or to answer their questions. These little interactions can be the difference maker for a struggling student.

Via Emily Gover’s great twitter feed.

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