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A student wearing a mask participates in art class

A project to show how feelings change

"During our 'All About Us' unit, we discuss different feelings and how our feelings change throughout the day." — Johanna MacNeal, prekindergarten, PS 398, Jackson Heights, Queens

Classroom - IS 61 Leonardo Da Vinci, Corona, Queens

A space at home that resembled my physical classroom

I wanted to create a space at home that resembled my physical classroom so that when my students saw me virtually they would feel at home. 

Inside my home classroom

My own mini classroom at home

A Brooklyn kindergarten teacher creates a mini classroom to maintain a sense of normalcy while teaching from home.

Book Shopping Helper

Book shopping helper

I created this 'book shopping helper' this year for my students with special needs.

The inside of a classroom

A flexible seating environment for high school students

"Last year, I decided I wanted to create a classroom space that was as unique as my students, a place where they would feel comfortable and want to come to class (that’s half the battle in high school, after all!). With my students’ wants and needs in mind, I created a flexible seating environment..."

Classroom with two composition book rugs

A real-life composition notebook classroom

As a literacy teacher to 5th-graders, it is always my mission to develop engaging ways to influence my students to love reading and writing.

Bulletin board that says "180 days of school = 180 opportunities to..."

180 days of opportunities

I use my bulletin board as a way to reiterate that our students have the amazing power to grow as students and, more important, as kind people.

Chart that reads "How to pick a book"

How to pick a book

It was my goal last school year to encourage my students to pick books to read for fun.