New Gryphon House Book Explains the Science behind Classroom Design

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A Room to Learn helps teachers face the challenge of creating an effective learning environment head-on

The classroom environment is the fundamental element of the elementary school teaching and learning experience. The look and feel of a classroom can completely change the learning that occurs within it. With the release of a new teacher resource book from Gryphon House, Inc., any teacher can take a stale environment and make it exciting and inspiring.

A Room to Learn, set to be released in June 2011, is an accessible and easy-to-use guide to help teachers create classrooms that will ultimately bring out the best in their students. Based on the latest research about how children learn, A Room to Learn helps teachers make their classrooms into creative spaces that facilitate teaching and learning.

Geared toward showing teachers how to use the learning environment as a teaching tool, A Room to Learn begins with research and exploration about designing classrooms for child-centered learning. It then delves into specific areas of classroom design such as use of color and plants, room arrangement, learning centers, and impact of clutter. With “before” and “after” photos of real classrooms, teachers can examine each area and determine their own classroom’s need for improvement.

Janet Faulk, author of A Room to Learn, has been a teacher at the preschool, elementary, middle school, and college levels in both public and private institutions, and has worked as an educational diagnostician with students in Pre-K through 12th grade setting.

A Room to Learn (ISBN 978-0-87659-315-8, 192 pages, $29.95) by Janet Faulk will be available June 2011 from Gryphon House.

Gryphon House is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to bring the joy of learning to young children.

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