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Teacher Steve Mattice sitting in his redesigned classroom

Redesigning the Classroom


Steve Mattice, a math and science teacher at Roosevelt Middle School, needed to do something about his classroom, which was too cramped for the 36 students who used it every day. Designers from The Third Teacher+ observed how Mattice and his students utilized space in the classroom, interviewed them, and then came up with ideas to make the classroom more useful for both Mattice and his students. Mattice, the students, the designers, and community members all pitched in to renovate the classroom.

Watch the videos to see a crowded classroom transformed into one that promotes student cooperation and creativity to make learning easier.