The physical environment exerts a strong influence on student behavior. In their book Positive Classroom Management Skills for School Librarians, Kay Bishop and Jenny Cahall discuss techniques and examples of best practices for managing students in a school library, including the role that library design can play. Read the below excerpt from their book and then complete the reflection activity.
REFLECT & PRACTICE:
Use the above form to list five common behavioral issues that surface in your library. Thinking about what you just read from Positive Classroom Management Skills for School Librarians, what changes to the physical space could help alleviate these?