I decided that the images in my Lightroom catalogue that best illustrate the theme of arranged would be a few from my files of classroom pictures. I bypassed many because they show students’ faces, and I do not have their permission to post them; therefore, I chose to show the classroom devoid of teenagers. I hope that you enjoy a look into my workplace in all of its various arrangements. (These shots were taken with the Canon G12 and aren’t as sharp as those from my Nikon D90. I know that the G12 is capable of producing good images; I think I just haven’t learned how to use it.)
You can see that the arrangement of papers on my desk is messy, reflecting my mind; this must have been lunch-time or the end of the day. It also shows that I am working on at least five tasks at one time.
These files were arranged by category at the beginning of the year. Now, the files in the 1st 1/4 of the drawer were moved off piles on by desk and floor and are waiting to be filed. I bet that might happen in August when the new year begins.
This shot shows my typical arrangement of desks, which are configured so that each student has a partner; I use a lot of “turn to your partner and discuss…” type of strategies. They can easily turn the desks around to enable small groups of four for a more extended small group discussion.
When the students walk into a new arrangement, they complain; they like stability. I like to mix things up and arrange the desks to suit the lesson.
Ah! My desk is neatly arranged. This must have been at the beginning of a day, before clutter and chaos rule. Lately, I haven’t been able to see the desk, even at the start of the day.