Classrooms have not really changed in the last 100 years


Ricky Thacker’s uniquely designed classroom is one example of what makes him such a great teacher. Last summer, he attended an education conference where a presenter displayed two photos: one of a classroom in 1915, and one from 2015.

Ricky was immediately struck that the setup of American classrooms has not really changed in the last 100 years. Most students still sit in straight rows with a teacher at the front of the class.

When he returned to Betsy Layne, he decided it was time to bring his classroom into the 21st century. He wanted to create a space that put students at the center.

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