Last year, I made the shift to go deskless, and haven't looked back. In trying to create a room that is for all of us, both students and teacher, I don't want areas that are "off limits" to children. When asked where I teach, I simply replied, "I teach from everywhere," which is true. I can often be found at a student desk conferring with a student, or sitting alongside students creating a blog entry of their own. I have come to realize, as so many teacher role models before me, that it really is about the kids. This one small change has made a HUGE difference in the classroom dynamics. We are all learning together.
Not having a desk does require you to be organized, and this I hope to improve, but without rigidity. I know the value of being flexible - being able to change course if something is not working. And, I know my students will let me know when change is needed. Excitement fills me as I dream of the year to o