For educators, working and teaching in a harmonious classroom environment not only makes sense, it can improve the quality and meaningfulness of your instruction. Feng Shui for the Classroom translates ancient Chinese interior decoration concepts to the school, providing teachers with strategies and suggestions for improving harmony and positive energy in their classrooms. The text gives suggestions for arranging the ideal classroom in such a way that the chi, or energy, can move freely. Key features of the ideal classroom are minimal clutter, many plants, calming sounds, and mobiles for movement. A room map, called a bagua, dictates the placement of color, furniture, and learning centers in the classroom. Feng Shui for the Classroom is appropriate for teachers of all grade levels who want to transform an impossible classroom arrangement into a focused learning environment.
I am the author, a retired teacher, who used this in a 7th grade language arts classroom with much success calming the incoming creatures after lunch.
Additionally, Corwin Publishers, which carries my Feng Shui for the Classroom and Helping Kids Help, has partnered with California Lutheran University, an NCATE-accredited institution, to offer teachers one unit of graduate course credit for reading any Corwin book and completing a series of three course assignments.
What great news! Just for reading my books and completing associated assignments, you can earn one credit for each book. It's not as easy as it sounds because each book costs $199 for this arrangement, and you must complete the assignments within three months of enrollment. Still not a bad deal!
This arrangement gives busy educators who need graduate credit to take the next step in their careers the opportunity to earn credit at their own pace through independent study. Simply select a Corwin book (my books would be a great place to start!), register for credit at http://bit.ly/21egDG1, read the book, and complete three writing assignments within three months.