For the last three years my sociology classes have designed classrooms during our Education in Society unit. In the beginning, I set no limits and amazing (impractical) rooms were designed. Now there is a theoretical $1000 limit and the ideas are much more practical.
This year, about a third of my groups built their classroom in a shoebox, and I realized the power of this idea for student voice in all classes. What if you could give your students a shoebox and have them build YOUR classroom?
For a bonus communication lesson, have them present it as a proposal to the class and teachers AND Admins!
Listen to their ideas- with your budget- and see where they can take you!
I teach Psychology, Sociology, World History Honors and Debate at College Station High School, as well as coach the debate team, sponsor the TED Ed Club, and I am the Lead Innovator for LEADS CSISD (A student leadership empowerment program for 5th-8th graders). I am an aspiring administrator.