Hi~ I will be teaching 4th grade next year (my first year). I'm very excited. One of my concerns is that the school is open concept. My "classroom" is really an area of a pod. There are four areas in the pod. There are no walls or even curtains. The areas are divided off by short bookshelves or computers. I was just wondering if anyone has taught in an open concept school. Is it distracting to the students (or the teacher) to hear all of the other classes? Thanks.