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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction | Why Classroom Design Matters 1 What Is the Feeling Conveyed by Different Classroom Environments? 2 How Does Your Own Classroom Stack Up? 3 Pedagogy and Space 3 Why I Wrote This Book 6 Part 1 | The Importance of Childhood Environments: What Does the Research Say? 9 Theory into Practice 9 The Importance of School Environments 14 A Systemic View of the Environment 15 Barriers to Change 17 Considerations for Change 18 Part 2 | Design Patterns for Early Childhood Classrooms 21 Category 1: Making Connections (General Schemes of Connection) 22 Mosaic of Cultures 23 Intimacy Gradient 25 Communal Eating 26 Classroom Workshop 29 Things from Your Life 30 Connection to the Earth 33 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL