I might be working at a new school next year and I was told that one of the schools I'm considering has that open floor plan design where you have one enormous room that has been divided into 4 classrooms. Essentially there are no walls.. just furniture.. like bookshelves etc. to create the "rooms". I'm imagining this to be a nightmare.... how is management of sound? What do you do if there is a disorderly classroom next to you?? I always have my door closed because I can't stand the noise outside in the hallway... even my kids ask me to shut the door when the teacher across the hall yells too loud... now how will I deal with a class with no walls?!