What qualities make for an ideal school or classroom?

Recently, I have come across some readings that have prompted me to think more about what it means to create an ideal school environment.  One reading was a forum discussion posted on Education Week entitled, Creating An Ideal School Environment.  The other reading was in the last chapter of a book I have just finished by Susan CainQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

I believe it is possible to create an ideal school or classroom environment.  There are ample examples in public and private schools throughout the US in which schools work tirelessly to shape their school culture to meet the needs of students and teachers.  However, it is important to realize in this conversation about creating an ideal school or classroom that what is ideal for one child might not be ideal for another child.  For a school…

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