Schools have been a place that has the most impact on almost every one of us just after our family. The time we stay in school is not the only time that we spend to learn new subjects and expand our knowledge, but also to form our characters, to acquire various attitudes and to discover basic principles of life. The basic traits of our personality are formed during our school days, especially in our classroom. Now, close your eyes for a second and imagine a perfect classroom. We would want to feel comfortable when speaking, walking in, sitting down and not being afraid of where we are. My perfect classroom environment would be a place where students who come from any ethnicity, race, gender, learning ability, financial situations, social status, etc. can learn successfully.
If I were to come into this ideal classroom, the furniture would be arranged in U-shaped. Professors will have an overview of students. The students also can talk to each other about the materials, exchange ideas and make connections with everyone. The classroom should have a lot of windows because it would be able to provide natural sunlight. Often times we would see leaves falling down from trees in the campus and the squirrels run around to find food and play with each other, that image gives me a peaceful feeling. I would love the classroom to have soundproofed because we do not want interruption during the lectures.
I like all the colors, and I am always attracted to them, so it would be nice to have flowers around the campus especially in front of my perfect classroom. I think flowers’ scent can help me feel better when I am stressed or worried about exams. The classroom’s walls would be filled with motivational posters and quotes that serve as inspiration rather than a distraction or “escape” during a lecture. I will be able to look at one of the quotes or mottoes and say, “I can do this.” Another plus would be Wi-Fi system. I remember when I was trying to log into Canvas the other day, the school’s Wi-Fi was shut down suddenly while I was attempting to submit my quiz. Therefore, Wi-Fi system is also a huge concern. It would be a mistake if the air conditioning and heating system are not mentioned. On a hot summer day, if you were in a classroom with about a hundred people and the classroom does not have an air conditioner, it would not be a pleasant experience for any student. Similarly, in winter, when the weather is cold, and your teeth keep grinding together, how can you concentrate on listening to what the professor says without heating system?