What happens when I meet with a teacher

As a “critical friend” I couple my expertise with teachers to look together at the design of their materials. Often teachers will say, “I would have cleaned up first” or “This would have been better if I had the right technology” or “This looks this way because it’s what existed from the teacher who was here before me.” A well designed classroom isn’t necessarily a neat classroom. I have seen very neat classrooms that are austere and unengaging.