Hi everybody! I am a senior in industrial design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I'd like to design something for elementary teaching for my thesis project. I've been scouring the forums here and learning a lot of about teaching in a short amount of time. I had great teachers when I was young and completely respect the profession, which is why I wanted to design something (a product of some sort) to help. What is the most difficult thing you encounter when teaching? It sounds like everyone is incredibly resourceful and flexible, but are there any opportunities for a better designed product that would make your job easier? One thing I noticed was that many teachers make their own teaching tools, for example a word wall. If you do, why do you make your own and what do you use to make it? What kind of products do you buy instead? Also, how do you feel about using technology in teaching younger kids, like kindergarten and first grade? Whether it's furniture or toys or learning tools or anything else, I am open to hearing ANY comments you have! :thanks: for your time!