Today’s challenge is to post a picture of my classroom – describe what I see and what I’d like to see.
Since I no longer have a classroom, I’ll have to adapt this challenge to describe by office that I share with a co-worker.
The stories this office could tell – this is actually by third office on this campus in three years, which brings me to my first wish: a stable location so teachers and students would be able to easily access us and so we would be viewed as a more stable entity on campus (as opposed to the temporary fixture movement implies).
Our office is actually a storage closet (a sticker was put over the word “storage” to reflect our names) which has brought upon several problems: mainly, no A/C. This was fixed about a week ago after two months of Texas heat. Though I’m relatively comfortable in a warm office, the main concern is for the uses of this office. We use it to reimage computers, train teachers and students, and more. However, an office that has no A/C, is uninviting and makes it more difficult to attract teachers and students to come in – one of our main goals.
So, if I could change any two things – it would be to have a stable location and an area more hospitable for training and welcoming in visitors.
|My office as of 9/26/14|
Here’s what I do like:
- It’s larger than before – giving us more room to store computers, reimage them, and…invite in teachers. In fact, it’s almost large enough to set up a kitchen and cook…bacon.
- It has a window – never underestimate the power of a window. My vitamin D levels are up now and I feel more positive toward my staff and students. No kidding.
- It has many, many, many floor-to-ceiling closets to store CPUs, monitors, cabling, and more out of sight. It makes our office seem cleaner and makes me more focused on work.
- It has space to reimage computers in-office – this means faster turnaround for returning computers and fixing issues.