General Abstract: Teachers spend a great deal of time organizing, arranging, and generally working on their classroom. But where is student voice in all of that? Students are the most susceptible to their environment so why don’t we solicit their input when designing the space? Mix that with the need for a kick-off or culture-building project and the ridiculous expense of most institutional furniture (think $$ re-allocation), we have a project. Oh, and I’ve totally stolen this idea from Mike Wierusz (This is the Future, and Paul Allen Distinguished Educator Peer). Students should start the first day in a nearly empty classroom and be the project should be designing the space, building the furniture, painting the walls, making murals, and otherwise equipping the space for their own use.