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No Windows? C.H.S. Says “No Problem.”

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No Windows? C.H.S. Says “No Problem.”

Hunter Randle

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Walking through the halls of C.H.S. you can’t help but notice the lack of any windows in some of the classrooms. Whether the prison like environment was intentionally designed or not, teachers think there are perks and drawbacks to the design of the school.

In recent interviews, teachers voiced their opinion on why they think that classrooms need some connection to the outside world around them. Mrs. Goldman, who is nestled into a dark corner on A-hallway said “I don’t like not knowing what time of day it is or what the weather is like simply because I have no windows.” Mrs. Judith Dyson felt the same way about the lack of windows in the school, “This is the first time in my teaching career that I have not had windows that show the outside of the school. I would love to be able to have natural light in my classroom, so that I can know if its raining or sunny. I also think that it’s good for students to be able to see the trees and the birds.”

While both teachers addressed the downside to not having windows, they also believe that not having windows does have some benefits in the learning environment. Mrs. Dyson said “I am totally okay with not having windows within the hallway because that is both a security liability but it also tends to be a serious distraction for students.” While Mrs. Goldman did not address the concern of windows facing the hallway, she did say that “a large majority of students do tend to get distracted by nature to some extent, so windowless classrooms do in a sense promote learning.”

Whether or not teachers think that windowless classrooms are beneficial or not, we will never really know. But one thing is certain and that is the fact that the student body likes windows and just about anybody you talk to will say that they would like to have windows in all classrooms.

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