For educators, working and teaching in a harmonious classroom environment not only makes sense, it can improve the quality and meaningfulness of their 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 colour, furniture, and learning centres 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.
Renee Heiss is a child development teacher at Northern Burlington County Regional High School in New Jersey.