Friday, July 25, 2014

Check out the NEW site: ClassroomCribs AND see How-To Set Up Brain-Friendly, Beautiful Learning Spaces!

Free Classroom Design Webinar:

I would love for you to join me on Tuesday, July 29th at 3pm ET for a free webinar all on setting up your classroom learning space.  Prior to going into teaching, I studied Interior Design.   Paying close attention to how we set up our spaces is very important.  We must take into account the children when determining so many components that go into designing our spaces.  You're invited to sign up for free and attend this webinar.  I hope to see you there!  

Check Out the NEW Site Classroom Cribs:

Also, I invite you to check out a project I'm working on with two of my dear friends, A.J. Juliani and Ben Gilpin.  Both individuals have lot of experience in establishing smart design for learning spaces.  We've launched a brand NEW site,  Be sure to click here and check out the challenge we've created.  

How to get signed up?
Today is the preview of the ClassroomCribs site.  We are still in the works of putting the final pieces together.  Our goal is to launch this Tuesday, in conjunction with the design webinar I'm hosting.  

In order to get the latest, we'd love for you to simply go to and click on the orange box ("Learn More About Classroom Design").  Then, enter your email into the box.  That's it! 

We also hope you scroll down and browse the page.  Consider submitting your content video to be highlighted on ClassroomCribs!  We can't wait to show off your smart design!!

Our hope is to encourage teachers to design with intention.  We look forward to showcasing teachers who really highlight smart design in their rooms by thinking about how the space will enhance student learning.  If you're working on designing your classroom this summer, be sure to check out our site as a resource and even share your ideas!

We also encourage you to share your design ideas on all social media sites (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more... by using the hashtag #ClassroomCribs).  In other words, every time you share a photo of setting up your classroom or learning space, be sure to use the #ClassroomCribs tag so your space can be seen! 

Summer Learning Series:

My best friend, Todd Nesloney, will start this year as a new principal.  I'm so proud of him and all he's accomplished!  This summer, he launched a Summer Learning Series for anyone to join.  Each week, he sends out challenges to encourage his faculty and teachers around the world to connect, grow, and share together.  The response he's received has been nothing short of overwhelming.  This week, his challenge is focused on classroom design.  Check out the video below for more information, and you can click here to see all of his challenges.


  1. Looking forward to the site and the webinar! Will the webinar be archived if I am not able to see it live? I know I'm in PD that morning and not sure if I'll be back home in time. And here is a link that shows the picture of that dining room space in my classroom, although it wasn't looking super pretty on this day. I'm going to have to be much more intentional in my picture taking in the fall.
    The Meek Moose

    1. Hi Heather,

      Good question about the webinar being archived. I will look into that and let you know.
      I'm excited to chk out your link.


  2. What PERFECT timing. . .I can't wait until next week. Thanks so much for putting this all together.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  3. I was signed up and attempted to join the webinar several times but was unable to. I'm really bummed :( if the presentation is somehow archived, I'd love to have access to it! Thanks!

  4. I believe it will be archived here: