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This Is the Classroom I Want to Create

During their first weeks of summer training, incoming corps members share their dreams for creating inviting classrooms.

By The TFA Editorial Team

August 15, 2019

Classroom Spaces That Inspire

Imagine a classroom with a food pantry, a library full of books, and walls covered in colorful affirmations. Incoming Teach For America corps members describe their visions for how they want to create a welcoming, safe, and exciting environment in their classrooms.

“I started fundraising so I can start a food pantry in my classroom. That way my students will always have access to food throughout the day. They won’t start the day hungry or end the day hungry.”

Alexander
Greater Philadelphia Corps Member 2019

“I want all of the walls to be covered in images and posters and uplifting statements.”

Dalton
D.C. Region Corps Member 2019

“I want students to feel like when they come to my class, we’re going to have a great time and we’re going to learn something exciting.”

Shavon
New Jersey Corps Member 2019