I worked in the same classroom for seven years. It was spacious and the home of 17 iMacs. It was my home away from home. There was just one thing missing: windows. My classroom was located on the inside of the building so I didn’t have any natural light. I only found out it was raining or snowing from the buzz of my students coming from another class. While this may seem like a small detail, I knew I needed natural light in my day. There are just too many times I arrive at school when it is dark and leave when it is dark.
This year, I have a new classroom located just across the hall from my old room. It is full of natural light, and I will get to experience all four seasons. I still get to use the iMacs across the hall for my classes that need the computers and their programs, but I don’t have to feel stuck in a cave all day.
While living in the City of Five Seasons, I should be able to at least experience four.
*My classroom is not yet decorate. Great wall hangings and color to come.