Classroom Changes

Classrooms and regulations have evolved greatly since the beginning of the two schools enjoinment. Some of these changes may include objects such as the use of ink pens, typewriters and chalkboards, classroom and furniture arrangements, and nuns employed as teachers.

In the early to the middle years during the 1900's, students used ink and feathered pens instead of what we use commonly today, ballpoint pens. Later on when technology advanced, students began to use typewriters as it was a faster process in writing however, today the school uses multiple brands and colors of pens, pencils, and even computers, laptops, and iPads.

Typewriters, Pens, Ink Pens, and Computers.

They layout of classrooms used to be significantly different as to what they look like in the present day. Classrooms would be set out in a strict structure with desks being in rows with two people per desk and with the nun to view all students easily. In the present day, our classrooms have many different shapes and arrangements of desks. The desks can be moved around to create different shapes depending on the teachers preference such as clusters, horseshoes, and rows as well as the desks separating for exams.

Past and Present Classroom Layouts

The chalkboards were a primary element of Kincoppal’s classrooms. They were used for learning and a way for the teacher to share her lessons with the class. However, today at our school, it is highly unlikely that you would ever see a teacher holding a piece of chalk and writing on a board. This part of our school no longer continues because we now use whiteboards and projectors. Our classrooms are more based around technology from the 21st century.

Blackboards, Whiteboards and Projectors.

In the early years of the school's opening, there were only female teachers and they were nuns. No non-catholic teachers were allowed to teach at this school because it was considered disrespectful to God. Today we not only have people who are not catholic, but we also don't have nuns and male teachers are allowed to teach here.

Teachers, and nuns.

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