My classroom in pictures:
Mobile furniture allows for flexible grouping and powerful learning experiences.
Our whiteboard wall displays our lessons, schedule, and thinking so that we can see things clearly. It's a whole wall which allows for the shortest learners to the tallest learners all to have a place to write on the wall.
1:1 iPads, a large TV and an Apple TV allow for individualized learning, engaged students and powerful lessons with technology and Internet at the tips of our fingers, literally.
The inquiry cycle display helps guide our units of inquiry. When personal inquiries begin to take their own paths the cycle helps to guide the students through the steps of a meaningful inquiry.
Our Wonder Wall is a place for students to share their wonderings. It's filled with questions and answers from the students as they come to mind. The wall takes shape throughout the year and layers of paper are added as the old ones fill up. Students can always flip up the top paper to see past wonderings. The wonder wall adds meaningful discussions and thinking to our classroom.
Our visible thinking routines keep us talking and learning about the inquiry topics. Tug for Truth is a debate routine. Here you can see that students were asked: if they are born in a country do they identify with that country's culture, eg; if I was born in America does that make me American? In an international school naturally there are students from all over the world, so this question evoked a discussion on the idea of Third Culture Kids.