The optimum classroom doesn’t necessarily have desks arranged neatly in rows and bulletin boards lining the walls. The teacher isn’t seated at a desk, red pen and gradebook in hand.
Might you recognize your child’s classroom if it were a tall ship docked off the coast of Catalina? Could your student learn seated creek-side in the midst of a redwood forest? Would your child love school if it were held aboard a lunar module? Should your middle-schooler stand in the very spot at the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech?