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4 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Executive Functioning | Edutopia

Effective classroom design can help elementary students develop skills like organization and task initiation.

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Good classroom design supports working memory by limiting teacher language and verbal directions. When the design of the classroom tells students what to do, it frees up working memory for learning content rather than procedure. The design creates routine and transparency for the students.

Classroom teachers should create visuals to support their daily routine, which will limit teacher directions. These visuals could include anchor charts that outline the procedure of the daily routines, checklists, or visual cues to help with classroom organization.

Read the article by Andrew Ayers and Amelia Glauber here: 4 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Executive Functioning | Edutopia


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