With the implementation of the MYP comes a shift of mindsets. Already in last week’s article, I described how assessment is different but there are many other aspects of day-to-day education that shift as well. One of the things we have to look into is the way we design and organize our classrooms. Last weekend the construction people moved into the Art room to create a more spacious room that allows for a far better use of the square meters we had with two separate rooms. The wall between the rooms has been removed, bringing in more light and giving us the opportunity to move around with the furniture. Furniture has been re-painted and have new white laminated surfaces, and table groups have been arranged to allow for more collaboration. It has now become an art studio that can be used in a more flexible way. As we had the timetable developed around two rooms we did end up with a few clashes where two year groups are taught at the same time. Luckily, one is always a smaller group so we decided to keep it this way as it gives the students the opportunity to witness each other’s creative processes. In that way, the collaboration and sharing of ideas and experiences extends even further.